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The Augusta Aiken Audubon Society meets 6 times a year. Meetings are the second Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November at the North Augusta, South Carolina Community Center located at 495 Brookside Drive in North Augusta. The public is invited to all meetings, programs, and field trips sponsored by Augusta-Aiken Audubon.

SEPTEMBER MEETING: The Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society will meet on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

PROGRAM: Dr. Jack Mayer will present WILD PIGS: AMERICA’S GROWING IVASIVE CRISIS.

Dr. Mayer will address the evolving national problem with non-native and destructive wild pigs in the United States. This invasive crisis, which continues to grow, has been described as the greatest emerging wildlife management challenge that this country faces in the twenty-first century. At this point in time, there is no solution in sight.

Dr. Mayer is both a research scientist and manager at the Savannah River National Laboratory. He received his B. A. in biology and Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Connecticut. He has been conducting research on wild pigs for over 40 years, including studies of their behavior, population & reproductive biology, damage and impacts, and management/control techniques. He is the senior author of "Wild Pigs in the United States," and has studied wild pigs on three continents. He was also one of the National Geographic Society team of scientists who unearthed and examined the legendary, or perhaps infamous, "Hogzilla", the 800-lb wild hog killed in Georgia in 2004.

Minutes July 13, 2017 Meeting

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