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BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Free

Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet 

Author: Maria Ruth. 2013. 320 pp.

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 23, 4-5:30 p.m.

Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W Hendrickson Rd, Sequim

Discussion Facilitator: Judith White

Click here to read the book discussion questions.

“Part naturalist detective story and part environmental inquiry, this book celebrates the fascinating world of an endangered seabird that depends on the contested old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest for its survival. The author traces reports of the bird back to Captain Cook’s ill-fated voyage of discovery on the Pacific Ocean in 1778, and explores the mindset of 19th- and 20th-century naturalists who — despite their best efforts — failed to piece together clues to the whereabouts of the bird’s nest. Ruth ventures to coastal meadows before dawn and onto the ocean at midnight to learn firsthand how scientists observe nature. She interviews all the major players in the drama: timber company executives and fishing fleet operators whose businesses are threatened by conservation measures, as well as scientists who are devoted to saving the marbled murrelet from extinction. Ultimately, Ruth puts her curiosity and passion for this rare bird onto the page for readers to savor.”

Notes: Highly relevant to an OPAS conservation topic.

For more information on the OPAS Book Discussion Group contact Judith White (drwhitej@gmail.com) or Lori Moilanen (lori_moilanen@wavecable.com).
 
More details on the Book Discussion Group and where to find the book can be found in the September-October OPAS Harlequin Happenings newsletter.

Details

Date:
October 23
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Dungeness River Audubon Center
Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Phone:
360-681-4076
Website:
dungenessrivercenter.org/

Organizer

OPAS