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January 16, 2014
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Speaker to discuss wildlife strategies for winter

Will Richardson from Tahoe Institute for Natural Science will present an overview of the strategies used by Tahoe wildlife for enduring long Sierra Nevada winters Wednesday at Unity at the Lake.

Have you ever wondered what Tahoe’s animals do for the winter? Do Tahoe’s bears really hibernate? Exactly what is hibernation,anyway? Where do the frogs go? What about the birds, squirrels, and insects?

Richardson will discuss wildlife strategies and highlight many fascinating examples of how they are employed.

Will received his doctorate in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he studied bird communities in Sierra Nevada aspen habitats.

He is the co-founder of TINS, a member-supported nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the natural history, conservation, and ecosystem knowledge of the Tahoe region through science, education, and outreach.

The presentation will take place from 7-9 p.m. at the Unity at the Lake Center, 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd.

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