Patuxent Bird Club/PGAS
“What Marsh Wrens Can Tell us About Evolution: Lessons from Color, Sound and Genes”, presented by Dr. Sarah Luttrell. It’s easy to imagine new species forming in isolated places like remote islands, but what about right in your own backyard? Dr. Luttrell’s work aims to better understand how evolution works by studying subspecies of the Marsh Wren. She will talk about how comparing multiple traits including plumage color, size and shape, vocal behavior, and genetics in Marsh Wrens has revealed an exciting pattern of evolution in this widely distributed coastal marsh bird. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 7 PM for 7:30 PM meeting start time.