Spring Meeting

Friday, May 19, 2017
7:00 PM

Whitney Center
200 Leeder Hill Drive
Hamden, CT 06517

The Impacts of Climate Change on the Plants, Butterflies, and Birds
of New England

Speaker: Richard Primack


Richard Primack

Richard Primack is a Professor of Plant Ecology at Boston University, and the author of two widely used textbooks in conservation biology. For the past 15 years he and his colleagues have been studying the effects of climate change on the plants, birds, and butterflies of New England, using the Concord records of Henry David Thoreau as a starting point. Prof. Primack has recently written a popular book about his work, Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods. Copies of his book will be for sale after his talk.


Directions: From New Haven, take Whitney Avenue north approximately four miles and turn left on Putnam Avenue. Go approximately 0.7 miles and turn right on Leeder Hill Drive. Whitney Center is at 200 Leeder Hill Drive. From New Haven or Hartford via I-91, take Exit 6 to Middletown Avenue heading north. Turn left at Edwards Street or Willow Street. Turn right at Whitney Avenue, left on Putnam, then right on Leeder Hill as described above.