A Great Event to Complement the 2014 Festival of Hawks

An Evening with Joel Greenberg – Passenger Pigeon

Joel GreenbergOn Thursday, September 18 at 6:30pm, the Essex Region Conservation Authority presents An Evening with Joel Greenberg, author of A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction. This book has been called “a parable for our time” by Dr. David Suzuki. Mr. Greenberg has been a leader in Project Passenger Pigeon to commemorate the anniversary of the species’ extinction. 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. In September, 1914 – exactly 100 years ago, the last of the species died, marking the extinction of this unique bird.

A delicious selection of h’or doerves will be served, as well as a complimentary glass of wine for 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 purchase at the event. There will also be an opportunity for book signing by the author. A limited number of tickets at just $40 per person are available but must be purchased in advance at http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-with-joel-greenberg-tickets-11583310995?aff=eorg