Is the ivory-billed woodpecker gone forever? Matt Courtman says, “No!”

The Louisiana Master Naturalists – Northeast first quarter 2020 meeting is scheduled Sunday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. in the Black Bayou Lake NWR Education Center. As always we begin with a speaker on a natural history subject. This time it will be Matt, and, yes, he will make a case that the ivory-bill can and will be found alive and well in Louisiana.

Sonny Boy and JJ Kuhn
Sonny Boy and J.J. Kuhn

Matt has been fascinated with the ivory-bill since he was 8 years old. He will inform us about the ivory-bill’s unique place in Louisiana’s natural history and will lay out varies theories about its disappearance.

But the driving force behind all of that will be his hope and determination to find that the ivory-bill has persisted and still lives in Louisiana. So come, join the discussion and find out about Matt’s statewide collaborative effort to find, document and protect the ivory-bill.

McIlhenny specimens
McIlhenny Specimens

Certified LMN-NE members, you can count this as continuing ed. I will have our tracking app up and running by then. At about 3 p.m., we will engage in a brief business meeting, and after that…. the Refuge awaits! Yay!

This program is brought to you by the LMN-NE Quarterly Meeting Planning Committee, Stuart Hodnett, Suzanne Laird-Dartez and Charles Paxton. Please direct your feedback and suggestions for future meetings to them.

 

2 thoughts on “1st Q Mtg: The Ivory-Bill!

  1. Thank you, Bette! We can’t wait to hear what Matt will say. I would just like to add that the attractive and desirable Louisiana Master Naturalist fundraising T-shirts will be available for sale in long-sleeved and short sleeved versions @ just $20!

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