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Explore the brilliance of birds and delve into the mysteries of the avian brain as explored in Jennifer Ackerman’s international bestseller The Genius of Birds. Join Ackerman and experience her adventures firsthand, from the beaches of Barbados to the rainforests of New Caledonia, as she shares stories and stunning photos from her journey to better understand the feathered geniuses around us. Learn how birds make and use their own tools, teach one another new skills, count, navigate, exercise astonishing feats of memory, create works of art, communicate in ways that resemble language, and even pass along cultural traditions.
This Meet the Author event was developed in conjunction with the Library’s permanent exhibition of the Bien Edition of John J. Audubon’s Birds of America folio, on display in the Reading Room every day of the year.
This program is presented in partnership with the Connecticut Audubon Society.
August 20 @ 10:00 am
September 1 @ 6:00 pm