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OWHF presentation: Natural History of Pika

  • Jan 22, 2014 · 6:15 PM
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The pika is a small mammal with short limbs, rounded ears, and no tail.  Native to cold climates, pika generally live in sub-alpine rock fields. Uniquely, in the Columbia River Gorge and the Great Salt Lake basin, pika are found at low elevation.  It is unclear why they're able to survive in this atypical habitat.  Due to the cool temperature habitat they normally occupy, it is hypothesized that pika may be particularly vulnerable to climate change.

Working with Dr. Erik Beever of the U.S. Geologic Survey, Steven Clark has been studying American pika in the Columbia River Gorge since 2008 to determine the ecological features of the Gorge that allow and prohibit their survival.  Please join us to learn about the natural history of American pika and their status in Oregon.

These are slide show lectures, followed by a question and answer forum with the speaker.

 

In order to attend, you need to purchase a $5 ticket from the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation. Please use the below URL to purchase your ticket:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/natural-history-of-pika-tickets-9931865477

 

All presentations, in the Discovering Wildlife Lecture Series, are held at the Ecotrust building in the Billy Frank, Jr. Conference Center, 721 NW 9th Avenue.

 

 

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  • Eli`ane

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    Truly enjoyed, quite informative, presentation in regards to this lovely creature. Peter, thank you so very much for organizing this event.

    January 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for scheduling this Meetup Peter, it was really great.

    1 · January 23, 2014

  • Peter

    What a great, informative presentation about such a cute, little rodent, ooh, sorry I meant to say Lagomorph! Steven did a very good job introducing us to these cute Pikas!

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Absolutely fantastic!

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • Susan

    You warned us - but I still waited to buy my ticket and now they are sold out with a wait list. :-( I may still go if any more tickets become available, but don't hold a seat for me.

    2 · January 21, 2014

    • Susan

      Thanks, Bob and Pete, I picked up one of the new tickets. Still 5 left.

      1 · January 22, 2014

    • Susan

      but still don't hold a seat for me... I may be stuck at work for a while.

      1 · January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I bought a ticket but have an out of town emergency :(

    January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It appears they have made 10 more tickets available for one more day.

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • Larry

    So sorry, can't make it after all. See you next time.

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • Angelica C.

    So sorry but I have to cancel! My son came home with a fever and always has complications because of his asthma! Maybe next time!

    1 · January 20, 2014

    • Peter

      No problem - I hope he will feel better soon! There is a lot of unpleasant things going around! Stay healthy! ;-)

      January 20, 2014

  • Peter

    This event is filling up - there are only 24 tickets remaining! If you have not purchased yours yet, you better hurry!

    January 13, 2014

  • Angelica C.

    I have a nine and ten year old boys, could I take them? They would love this event!

    January 12, 2014

    • Peter

      Angelica, no worries! I fixed it - so it's all legit now! :-)

      January 13, 2014

    • Angelica C.

      Thanks!

      January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Works for me! See you there ~

    January 3, 2014

  • Peter

    I am sorry, it seems that I made a mistake when posting this event. Please forgive my oversight, if the actual date of January 22nd, poses a problem for you!

    January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My ticket lists the event as January 22.

    January 3, 2014

  • Kathy

    Oh, I saw pika on a few of my hikes this year. Oh, that would be great to get more information on them. I saw them at Goat Rocks, Mt. Rainer and Indian Heaven. I've never seen them in the Gorge but Eagle Creek has some great rock fields for them.

    2 · December 30, 2013

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