Monthly Membership Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month Sept.-June in the Padua Room of Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Dr., Claremont adjacent to Lewis Park.
Directions: On Towne Ave. head north from Foothill or South from the 210. Turn East on Scripps Drive (signal) and then turn south on Danbury (no signal). Hughes Center is a large ex-school building on the East side of the Danbury. There is easy parking and access to restrooms. The meeting begins promptly at 7 PM with a short bird identification session followed by light refreshments, a short business meeting and an evening program, which is usually a presentation on birding or conservation. Guests are welcome. Meeting is over by 9:00 PM.
Meeting May 3, Thursday: Dr. Elise Ferree of the JSD Claremont Colleges will discuss her research on hummingbirds.
Dr. Ferree and her students have recently investigated how hummingbirds balance the risk of predation against the need for energy gain. In their study Anna's and Allen's hummingbirds were given a series of choices between artificial flowers that varied in terms of predation risk and energy yield. Come hear about their findings along with other research D. Ferree and her students are conducting on the fascinating local birds.