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Syracuse Speaks- Biodiversity in Central New York

Wall art of birds stacked on top of the outline of America.
Ashley Kang
Wall art by artist Anita Welych, who has been researching the decline of North American bird populations since 2010, will remain on display through May 20 at ArtRage Gallery's "Climate Connections" exhibit.

Earth Day has come and gone, and for many of us we might be putting off thoughts surrounding the environment for another year. This month on Syracuse Speaks, we linger on those thoughts for a just a bit longer and dive into the environment around Central New York to examine its biodiversity. To do that, we visit the "Climate Connections" Exhibit at Art Rage Gallery, unpack the idea of "Lawn to Meadow," discuss the need for pollinators and more.

The guests for this episode include:

- Rebecca Rundell, Evolutionary Biology Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
- Molly Jacobsen, SUNY ESF’s native pollinator ecologist
- Sam Quinn, SUNY ESF’s Restoration Science Center’s Lawn to Meadows program

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