Yale Peabody Museum Gallery Talk
"Virginian Opossum", John James Audubon, The Quadrupeds of North America (Plate LXVI) (Public Domain)
Juri Miyamae with koala

 

Continent of Migrants

How Movement Across Land and Sea Shaped North America's Iconic Wildlife

Juri Miyamae

PhD Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University

 

Thursday, November 14 at 4:00 pm

1st floor galleries

 

From the familiar creatures of our local neighborhoods to the great beasts of the untamed wilderness, how many of these animals are true natives of our continent?  The story of North America‚Äôs iconic wildlife is one of movement across vast distances driven by changing climates, intermixing of once-isolated populations, and even surprising re-introductions.

 

Refreshments to follow. Free admission.