"The Geology of Our Region" will be Tom Erlandson's topic at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary's upcoming First Friday Lunch Bunch on Friday, Oct. 7.
Erlandson, a former Jamestown Community College professor, will use slides to inform participants about the geology around us.
With a master's degree in entomology and a PhD in zoology, Erlandson taught biology, natural resource conservation and geology courses at JCC for 27 years. Since retiring, he has been an environmental consultant for Forecon Inc. and was the administrator for the Ohio River Consortium for Research and Education. He has written articles on various natural history and ecology topics for organizations such as the Roger Tory Peterson Institute and the Jamestown Audubon Society and co-authored Figure 8 the Lake: A Driving Tour of Chautauqua Lake.
At the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s First Friday Lunch Bunch on Oct. 7, Tom Erlandson, retired Jamestown Community College professor, will use slides and a trip to Erlandson Overlook Park in his presentation about local geology. A diverse Audubon volunteer, Erlandson is pictured above talking “bugs” at Audubon’s recent Monarch Butterfly Festival.
Erlandson is active at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary. He has made presentations on Chautauqua Lake management, shared his entomology expertise at Audubon's annual Monarch Butterfly Festival and taught classes on insects as well as geology.
Following the 11 a.m. presentation, coffee and tea will be provided for a bring-your-own brown bag lunch. If the weather permits, the group will carpool to Erlandson Overlook Park in Frewsburg for lunch and see some of the features Erlandson presented in his talk.
The fee for attending is $5 for Audubon members and $7 for non-members.
The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.
For more information, call 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.