Free Lecture “Vultures: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird” on June 14

by | Jun 6, 2017 | News | 0 comments

Join us for a free public lecture on “Vultures: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird” with author Katie Fallon on Wednesday, June 14 at the Katonah Village Library

Vultures are often overlooked, underappreciated, and unloved, despite the vital role they play in healthy ecosystems. Worldwide, vultures are more likely to be threatened or endangered than any other group of raptor, but in the United States turkey and black vultures may actually be increasing in number.

This engaging lecture will discuss the life and times of the noble turkey vulture, including:

  • Feeding, nesting, and roosting habits, as well as migratory behavior.
  • Common misconceptions.
  • The state of vultures worldwide.
  • Why conserving vultures is important to human health.

Katie Fallon loves vultures. She is the author of the new book Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird (2017) and, previously, Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird (2011), which was a finalist for the Reed Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment. Her first book for children, Look, See the Bird! will be published this month. She is co-founder of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, an organization dedicated to conserving the region’s wild birds through research, education, and rehabilitation. Her first word was “bird,” and she hasn’t been able to stop talking about them since.

Learn more at http://www.katiefallon.com.

This is our final lecture before our summer break! The program will be held in the Garden Room of the Katonah Village Library. Please join us for refreshments at 7pm (and bring a reusable mug to help us reduce our ecological footprint), and the lecture begins at 7:30. No registration required.

 

Katonah Village Library

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