Flora and Fauna of the Rensselaer Plateau
2021-2022 Lecture Series


with Darryl Perkins

September 16, 2021, 7pm

Darryl Perkins, a Master Falconer, is the author of "Understanding Goshawks," a complete work on the training and ecology of the Northern Goshawk. Profiled in the book "Black and Brown Faces in America's Wild Places," he is considered an expert on the Northern Goshawk.

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with Sue Van Hook

October 21, 2021, 7pm

A well-known area mycologist, Sue Van Hook has given numerous workshops on mushroom identification, and for several years has taken her students on forays to the Rensselaer Plateau, where they've found mushrooms ranging from delicious edible Chanterelles to unique Devil's Urns.



with Emily Davis

November 18, 2021, 7pm

Emily Davis and her husband Mike Warner own Speleogoods and Batgoods, a full-service book and gift shop for cavers, bat scientists, and bat enthusiasts. They attend bat research and caving conventions all over the world, and for many years have supported and worked with Bat Conservation International.


with Rich Guthrie

December 16, 2021, 7pm

A birder for over 60 years, Rich Guthrie has appeared as a regular guest on WAMC's Vox Pop radio call-in show for more than 20 years, and a writer for several newspapers for about as many years.

Spring 2022 talks coming soon