Environmentalist, author to keynote Birdfest

Aug 29, 2013


The next program meeting of the Pilchuck Audubon Society will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in conjunction with the Puget Sound Birdfest in Edmonds.  (Please note that this meeting will be held at a different address than the usual meetings in Everett.  The meeting address is 650 Main St., Edmonds, in the Edmonds Plaza Room.)

This event at the Puget Sound Birdfest (the Opening Reception and Keynote Speaker) is free, and no registration is required.

Thor Hansen, a Switzer Environmental Fellow, a member of the Human Ecosystems Study Group, and an independent conservation biologist based in the San Juan Islands, will speak on, "Feathers:  The Evolution of a Natural Miracle."

Feathers are an evolutionary marvel: aerodynamic, insulating, beguiling. They date back more than 150 million years, yet their story has never been fully told.

Join author and biologist Hanson for an intriguing exploration of one of nature’s most enchanting inventions.

Hanson received his doctorate in a joint program through the University of Idaho and the Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, Costa Rica, and his research and conservation activities have taken him around the globe.

The discussion will feature images, video, and a reading from Hansen’s recent book, “Feathers,” winner of the John Burroughs Medal.

For more information, call 425-252-0926.

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