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Lunch and Learn: Foraging and Movements of Great Blue Herons Below Hydroelectric Below Hydroelectric Dams

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 12:00pm until 1:00pm

Dr. Todd Scarlett, USC Lancaster Dr. Todd Scarlett, a biology professor from USC Lancaster, has been studying Great Blue Herons on the Catawba River since 2010. Normally a solitary forager, Great Blue Herons feed at unusually high densities below many of the hydroelectric dams in our area. Changes in water depth and speed, due to hydro generation, affect heron foraging miles below the dams as well. Dr. Scarlett will present the results of his research and discuss the implications of this peculiar phenomenon. For more details about this event, please visit the website here.

Location Details:

119 South Main St.
Lancaster, SC 29720
Phone:
(803) 313-7172
Email:
criswese@mailbox.sc.edu

The county of Lancaster, South Carolina, sits within the lands once held by the Catawba Indian Nation. The current Catawba Reservation lies about 15 miles from the campus of USC Lancaster. With strong geographical and historical ties to the Catawba, USC Lancaster has begun to develop curricular and public programs focused on Native American art and culture, with a special emphasis on the Catawba and other Native communities in South Carolina. The gardens are a site on the SC Ag + Art Tour. Open Tuesdays through Sundays, and Mondays by appointment. Admission is free.