AWA Open House Talk - Things That Go "Boing!" in the Night: the Ord's Kangaroo Rat


Things That Go "Boing!" in the Night: the Ord's Kangaroo Ratwith Andy TeucherAlberta Wilderness Association Alberta's prairies are not merely the uniform agricultural landscapes that people often think of. Rolling hills, badlands, broad river valleys, and sand dunes are home to many interesting and unique species of plants and animals, including the little known Ord's kangaroo rat. Neither kangaroo nor rat, these endearing rodents are highly specialised desert dwellers, and in Alberta face some unique challenges, of both natural and human causes.Join Andy Teucher for a journey through Alberta's Middle Sand Hills, exploring this endangered species and its tenuous position in a fascinating, often overlooked, and rapidly changing ecosystem.Andy Teucher is a graduate student in the department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary.Location: AWA, 455 12th St NWTime: 7:00 pmCost: $5 per person; $1 for childrenPlease call (403) 283 2025 for reservations