Program October 24
Main Speaker: Judy Semroc, Cleveland Natural History Museum – Chimney Swifts
Judy Semroc currently works in the Natural Areas Division for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History as a Conservation Specialist. She is the founder of Operation Botanic Rescue, a volunteer plant rescue group, Quail Hollow Land Conservancy and Chrysalis in Time‚ the first Ohio chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA). In 2013, Judy was the recipient of the Outstanding Staff Achievement Award for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Along with Larry Rosche and Linda Gilbert, Judy co-authored the popular field guide Dragonflies and Damselflies of Northeast Ohio in 2012. As a former Petroleum Geologist and science teacher, Judy loves to learn about and share her passion for the natural world through hikes, interpretive programs and photography.
Conservation Spotlight: Adriana Losey
Adriana Losey is the speaker and is an Ohio Young Birder and she will present about her week at Hog Island in Maine this summer. She received a grant from the John Wilson Fund to help get her there.
Adriana is a teen birder from Centerburg Ohio. She has always been interested in nature, but took the major interest in birds at age 7. Adriana is a member of the Ohio Young Birders Club, Delaware County Bird club, and the American Birding Association. She attended her first Young birder camp in the summer of 2017, Hog Island Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens and she hopes to attend many other young birder camps in the future Other than birding Adriana is interested in music.She plays the flute in her school’s marching and concert bands. She participated in Knox county and District honors bands as a middle schooler. Adriana is also passionate about photography, academics, volunteering at church, and spending time with her family and friends.