Bylane Book Club: The Genius of Birds

by Jun 17, 2020News0 comments

Please join us for a discussion of

The Genius of Birds
 by Jennifer Ackerman

Monday, July 13 @ 7pm

If you think being called a birdbrain is an insult, July’s Book Club selection is a must-read! This myth will be debunked in Ackerman’s “lyrical testimony to the wonders of avian intelligence.” – Scientific American

With bird activity all around, this is the perfect time to pick up a copy of The Genius of Birds and join our Bylane Book Club discussion of this “journey of of deep appreciation for the beautiful geniuses all around us.”

If all goes smoothly with the reopening of Westchester County, this meeting will be held outdoors at Bylane Farm on the patio, with an option to connect virtually for anyone not ready for in-person events.

Praise for The Genius of Birds:

  • New York Times bestseller
  • Named one of the 10 best nonfiction books of 2016 by the
    Wall Street Journal
  • A “best book of the year” by The Spectator
  • A “nature book of the year” by the London Sunday Times
  • A “best science book of 2016” by Science Friday

“This is one of those terrific books that makes a scientific topic fun without dumbing it down.” — Washington Independent Review of Books

“[A] gloriously provocative and highly entertaining book. It is at once a book of knowledge but also a work of wonder and an affirmation of the astonishing complexity of our world.” — Wall Street Journal


In-person space is limited and registration required by emailing Susan at or by calling (914) 302-9713.


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