An Evening with Joel Greenberg
Thursday, 18 September 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Passenger Pigeon was unlike any other bird. It probably numbered in the billions, making it the most abundant bird in North America, and possibly the world. But in September, 1914 - exactly 100 years ago, the last of the species died, marking the extinction of this unique bird.
Author Joel Greenberg has penned A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction which has been called "A parable for our time" by David Suzuki. He has also beena leader in Project Passenger Pigeon to commemorate the anniversary of the species' extinction.
The Essex Region Conservation Authority is proud to present this special evening as part of our HawkFest. A delicious selection of h'or derves will be served, as well as a complimentary glass of wine for our guests of age, and a cash wine bar. Mr. Greenberg's talk will highlight the life and legacy of the Passenger Pigeon, and relate it to modern day conservation efforts. Mr. Greenberg's book will be available for sale at the event.