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So it is time for your fourth bonus opportunity.  You are looking at ruffed grouse, which is the state bird of Pennsylvania.  Birds are important in the state and elsewhere in the U.S., as you will learn in lecture.  For this bonus question, I want you to pick a bird - any bird - that is found naturally in the state (click the picture above if you are stuck).  Tell me what it is, what kinds of habitat(s) it is found, whether it is migratory, and anything else that you think is interesting.  Once you have a good answer, email it to me at Kenneth.klemow@wilkes.edu.  Deadline will be 9:00 A.M., Sunday 2 April.  Good answers will receive two bonus points.  Very good answers will receive three.  Thoughtful, well-researched (i.e., containing information from multiple websites) answers that really impress me will receive four.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ANSWER IS IN YOUR OWN WORDS.  Please give the URLs of all references, and include your name both in the subject line of the email, and in the body of the answer itself.  Include your answer in the body of the email - no attachments.  First five students to reply will receive an extra bonus point.


(last updated 2:30 P.M., 26 March 2017)

1.  Your second lab quiz will be Tuesday (28 March).  It will cover the gymnosperms from Lab 4, Lab 5, Lab 6, and clam, roundworm, and earthworm from Lab 7.  A page with images for the quiz is posted here.  We will have a review on Sunday evening at 7:15 P.M.

2.  For this week's combined lab, please review the two podcasts on the Echinoderms that were recently posted.  Study guides for each of the two podcasts have also been posted on the podcast study guide page

3.  As noted in my email, the Wilkes Biology Department will be hosting its annual Grade Kimball Memorial Lecture at 8:00 P.M., in SLC 101.  Our speaker this year is Dr. Paul Keim, Regents' Professor in Biology and Cowden Endowed Chair in Microbiology at Northern Arizona University.  Dr. Keim's lecture is entitled "Tracking Dangerous Pathogens Using Whole Genome Sequencing - examples from anthrax and cholera."  Exam 3 will have two bonus questions from that lecture.

4.   Link to podcast page.

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This page posted and maintained by Kenneth M. Klemow, Ph.D., Biology Department, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766. (570) 408-4758, kklemow@wilkes.edu.