The life and times of song sparrows unveiled by professor

A Western Carolina University professor studying social behavior of birds will present findings of his latest research at 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 27, at the Highlands Civic Center.

The program is being hosted by Highlands Plateau Audubon Society chapter.

Dr. Jeremy Hyman has been studying aggression, personality, and urbanization in song sparrows, with some of his research subjects being the bird colonies on and around WCU’s campus.

These amazing little birds give us a joyful song for many months during the year. Come find out more about them.

The Naturalist's Corner

  • Fingers still crossed
    Fingers still crossed Status of the Lake Junaluska eagles remains a mystery, but I still have my fingers crossed for a successful nesting venture. There was some disturbance near the nest a week or so ago — tree trimming on adjacent property — and for a day or…

Back Then with George Ellison

  • The woodcock — secretive, rotund and acrobatic
    The woodcock — secretive, rotund and acrobatic While walking stream banks or low-lying wetlands, you have perhaps had the memorable experience of flushing a woodcock — that secretive, rotund, popeyed, little bird with an exceedingly long down-pointing bill that explodes from underfoot and zigzags away on whistling wings and just barely managing…
Go to top