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Blue Jays and Oaks: How the Birds are Changing Ohio Forests

You know Blue Jays well, but did you know they’re vital seed dispersers for oaks and other nut-bearing trees? Their seed-cachingbehavior is re-shaping the distribution and composition of eastern forests. In his doctoral research at Ohio State University, Jay Wright is studying their seed selection and dispersal behavior, as well as the relationship between oakmasting cycles and Blue Jay survival. He hopes to show how this mutualistic relationship will drive future forest change in the face of declining oaks andthe imminent reintroduction of American chestnut. Join us for this free public program sponsored by Toledo Naturalists’ Association.

The program will be on Zoom, and you need to reserve a spot to get the link to join the program. Click here https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctduyupzoqH9HW0j5loPOQe-mfdqTVeoRS to sign up, and tell your friends!