Mr. Edward Craven will summarize and discuss the history, behavior, and ecology of Ivory-billed woodpeckers and where they lived and may still live.
In 2005, Mr. Craven was selected by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to join the Ivory-billed Woodpecker Recovery Team. His duties included collecting data throughout the Cache River and White River Wildlife
Management Areas in Arkansas. Mr. Craven has subsequently conducted additional searches working alongside some of the world’s top woodpecker experts. While searching, he encountered black bears,
alligators, bobcats, feral hogs, quick sand, cottonmouths, as well as six-foot timber rattlesnakes.
Mr. Craven is a Board member at Armand Bayou Nature Center in Houston, Texas. He is a Certified Texas Master Naturalist. The Nature Center protects over 2,500 acres of rare tall grass prairie along the Gulf
Coast. Mr. Craven has a Bachelor of Biology degree from the University of Texas and studied at the Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas prior to earning an M.B.A in finance from USC.
Contact Carol Babeli: firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or volunteer to help set up chairs in advance (at 6:00 PM) of the program. Come early to enjoy the terrific views and birds at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park.