The Feathered Superhighway Over our Heads with Dr. Chris Tonra - Columbus, Ohio
Every fall and spring, one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world takes place over our heads. Billions of birds, from tiny hummingbirds to majestic cranes, make incredible journeys between their breeding and wintering grounds. Over the course of their lives, some will make voyages that rival some of the greatest expeditions made possible by human technology, all under their own power. These journeys test the limits of animal physiology and require navigation to a place, often thousands of miles away, across an ocean to another continent. How and why do they do it?
Join the Columbus Science Pub outside on COSI’s plaza to learn about the birds return trip south. Dr. Chris Tonra from the School of Environment and Natural Resources will be sharing some of the amazing stories of migratory birds. He will explain why migration arose, how birds navigate across the planet, and how they find the energy to do so. Chris will also share some of his research on species that spend time here in Ohio.