October 24, 2023
Virtual - The Race to Save our Vanishing Birds - Q&A with Anders & Beverly Gyllenhaal, authors of A Wing and a Prayer
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
We are thrilled to be joined this evening by authors Anders and Beverly Gyllenhaal who will lead us in a Q&A about their book "A Wing and a Prayer". We hope you will join us for what is going to be a fascinating and important conversation. And, bring your questions as it will be in a Q&A format!
This is a VIRTUAL event - please register to receive the Zoom link to attend. Once you register you will receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them, they will be coming from email@example.com.
You can buy signed books (by bookplate) by Anders and Beverly from Aesop's Fable. Just write that you would like the book signed in the notes section at checkout.
"A Wing and a Prayer is a captivating drama from the frontlines of the race to save birds set against the devastating loss of one third of the avian population.
In a desperate race against time, scientists, conservationists, birders, wildlife officers, and philanthropists are scrambling to halt the collapse of species with bold, experimental, and sometimes risky rescue missions. High in the mountains of Hawaii, biologists are about to release clouds of laboratory-bred mosquitos in a last-ditch attempt to save Hawaii's remaining native forest birds. In Central Florida, researchers have found a way to hatch Florida Grasshopper Sparrows in captivity to rebuild a species down to its last two dozen birds. In the Sierra Nevada mountains, a team is using artificial intelligence to save the California Spotted Owl. In North Carolina, a scientist is experimenting with genomics borrowed from human medicine to bring the long-extinct Passenger Pigeon back to life.
Veteran journalists Anders and Beverly Gyllenhaal traveled more than 25,000 miles across the Americas, chronicling costly experiments, contentious politics, and new technologies to save our beloved birds from the brink of extinction. A Wing and a Prayer offers hope and an urgent call to action."
We are pleased to be partnering with Ashland Sustainability, GreenUp Ashland, and a multitude of MA libraries for this program.
You can borrow a copy of the book from our online catalog.
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