On February 22, 2017

Biologist to discuss backyards, butterflies and beyond

Wednesday, March 1, 7 p.m.—CHESTER—Bryan Pfeiffer, biologist, field naturalist and writer, will present “Birds, Butterflies, Backyards and Beyond,” a fresh view of the wild, Wednesday, March 1, 7 p.m. at Newsbank Conference Center, 352 Main Street, Chester. With vivid images from nature and tales from the frontiers of wildlife science, Pfeiffer will offer practical advice for creating wildlife habitat in our own backyards and developing a wildlife ethic on a warming planet.
The American backyard is a crucible of culture and nature. The backyard is a destination and a retreat for humans and wildlife. There’s so much more to enjoy in your backyard beyond relaxing, recreating, barbecuing, entertaining and playing. You’ll discover the odd and shocking wildlife that hops, flies or just sits there as the rest of us go about our lives.
A writer and field biologist, Pfeiffer explores the wild places where people and nature converge. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, Aeon Magazine, Orion, Northern Woodlands, Field & Stream and many other places. When he’s not chasing nature, Pfeiffer teaches writing to graduate students in the natural sciences at the University of Vermont. Otherwise he has been (or still is) a bread baker, a pot washer, a firefighter, a nature guide, a videographer, a beat reporter and a consulting biologist chasing birds and insects. For more info, visit bryanpfeiffer.com.
This event is recommended for adults and children over 10. Early bird tickets for $8 are available until two days before the event. After this, tickets can be purchased online for $10 or at the door until sold out. To register, visit nature-museum.org.


Photo courtesy of Lynn Barrett

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