[CT Birds] Two Programs of Interest in Avon

Kathy Van Der Aue kathyvda at gmail.com
Sat Nov 12 18:31:11 EST 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 7:00 pm LOST AMONG THE BIRDS: Accidentally
Finding Myself in One Very Big Year author talk presented by Neil
Hayward. Typically,
when executives quit a lucrative but unfulfilling job mid-career, they open
bakeries or move to Italy. But Neil Hayward took a less-expected path: he
went birding. His lifelong hobby quickly evolved into a much more ambitious
endeavor, as his growing list of species reluctantly catapulted him into a
Big Year—a race to find the most birds in one year. Neil shocked the
birding world by finding 749 species of birds and breaking the
long-standing Big Year record. LOST AMONG THE BIRDS: Accidentally Finding
Myself in One Very Big Year chronicles Neil’s record-breaking Big Year and
how, along the way, he surprised even himself, finding a renewed sense of
confidence and hope about the world and his role in it.
Books will be for sale at this event.

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 2:00 pm
How do birds fly? A lecture by Dr. Richard Prum, Yale University. Dr.
Richard Prum of Yale University, will explain how birds fly! Dr. Prum is
the Curator of Ornithology and Head Curator of Vertebrate Zoology in the
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, having previously served as Chair
of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (2008-2011).

Tina Panik
Reference & Adult Services Manager
2014-2016 Farmers Market Manager
Avon Free Public Library
281 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT 06001
(phone) 860-673-9712ext. 235 (fax) 860-675-6364

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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