Monthly Meetings

NOTE: Our December 5, 2022 Monthly Meeting will be conducted online only. Participant sign-in on Zoom begins at 7:15 PM Pacific Time. The program will begin at 7:30 PM. (See below for details.)

WOS Monthly Meeting December 5, 2022

Kim Adelson on “The Origins of Modern Bird Orders”

True birds have existed for roughly 150 million years, since the middle of the Age of Dinosaurs. These birds, however, were very different from modern birds and most were not closely related to the birds that populate the world today. The question that this talk tries to answer is this: when did familiar, recognizably modern birds appear? Several modern bird orders co-existed with dinosaurs; some did not evolve until 25 or more million years after they perished (or about 40 million years ago). So, the question we will pose is not “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” but “which came first, the chicken or the songbird” or “the penguin or the raptor”?

Kim has had a passionate interest in paleontology since childhood and holds a Master’s Degree in Evolutionary Biology. She has given two previous presentations to WOS – “The Dinosaurs Amongst Us” and “The Birds Who Lived with (Other) Dinosaurs”, available at WOS’ YouTube Channel:

Zoom Details for Attending Remotely

At meeting time, clicking on the hyperlink below will bring participants using computers and laptops directly into the meeting (no pre-registration required, no waiting room) via Zoom on the web, or, if you have previously downloaded the Zoom application (also called “client”), using that.

Those who are new to Zoom: please read the section “Zoom Tips” below for more guidance.

Note that there currently is no Phone-In Only capability for audio-only participation.

Click here to join the meeting or paste this link into your browser:

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Meeting Guidelines

  • Please keep your microphone muted and your camera (video) off. You should see a red line through both icons.
  • Any questions you have during the meeting may be typed into the Chat box: we will pose them following each speakers’ presentation.

A Recording of the Presentation Will Be Available Later Online

Recordings of the WOS Monthly Meeting presentations can be found online a short time later on WOS’s YouTube Channel and will be retained there permanently. WOS members receive notification when new videos are posted.

Zoom Tips

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Consider Joining WOS

If you are not a WOS member, please consider joining today at WOS membership.

WOS Meetings are free and open to all. They are held the first Monday of each month, October through June.

Currently, all meetings are available remotely via Zoom. WOS sends members the Zoom link via email a week in advance, and the link is also provided on this web page before the meeting.

Selected meetings, which will be announced in advance, will also be held in person at the Center for Urban Horticulture on the University of Washington campus, 3501 NE 41st St. in Seattle. Doors open at 6:30 PM for socializing and the program begins at 7:30 PM.

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Peter Hodum on Of puffins and people: Conserving seabirds of the Salish Sea and Outer Coast of Washington 7:30 pm
Peter Hodum on Of puffins and people: Conserving seabirds of the Salish Sea and Outer Coast of Washington @ Both online and in person at UW Center for Urban Horticulture
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
For the first time in more than two years, WOS will hold both an online (Zoom) monthly meeting and an in-person meeting at the old time and place: University of Washington Urban Horticulture Center at 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105. Those who have previously attended know the large...


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