PSU Graduate students to present at Sperry-Galligar Audubon gathering

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Tomorrow night, the Sperry-Galligar Audubon in Pittsburg, Kansas, will hold their monthly gathering, including a presentation on Amphibians on Kansas Mined Lands. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

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Spring is here. The birds are chirping. Plants are growing. And for many of us, it’s the time of year we get back outside and enjoy nature.

This month, the folks at the Sperry-Galligar Audubon are happy to welcome Pittsburg State graduate students Emma Buckardt and Luke Headings. Luke has been studying the effects of minded land on birds, while Emma focuses on amphibians. Emma says working outdoors it’s more like first nature than second.

“For me, I grew up in this realm of environmental education. My Mom is an environmental educator, and so we grew up outside; we played outside, and we’d go birding. Every vacation was related to nature and hiking and birding and all things outdoors.”

The duo’s presentation will also include information regarding a species thought not to exist in Crawford County, Kansas, before being discovered by Emma last year. The Sperry-Galligar Audubon meeting gets underway tonight at Yates Hall on the campus of Pittsburg State tomorrow at 7 pm.


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