Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
The speaker for our March 1st meeting will be Jennifer Ackerman, author of numerous highly regarded and beautifully written books on science and nature, and her topic will be her most recent work, the much praised The Genius of Birds. Jennifer is often described as a ‘nature writer’ but that does not begin to do her justice. She is that, for sure, but it is at least as accurate to say she is a talented writer who just happens to specialize in nature and scientific subjects. She writes clearly and elegantly about complicated topics (she makes long ago made mud from the Delaware shore sound fascinating), and in my opinion, at least, has made the New Caledonian Crow something of a superstar. Come meet both Jennifer and the Crow at our March meeting — though only the former will be at the Brick Oven for the pre-game meal. (Check below for the Meet the Speaker gathering specifics)
As tradition dictates, you are invited to our Meet the Speaker pre-meeting dinner at Brick Oven Restaurant, 1966 Rio Hill Center, Charlottesville at 5:30pm.