Kitsap Audubon meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Poulsbo Library Community Room, 700 NE Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo WA 98370. For information, contact Gene Bullock at genebullock@comcast.net

Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Lyanda Lynn Haupt

 
 
 

February 8TH

Kitsap Audubon February 8th Program: Mozart's Starling: by Lyanda Lynn Haupt.  Kitsap Audubon meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Poulsbo Library Community Room, 700 NE Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo WA 98370. For information, contact Gene Bullock at genebullock@comcast.net

Award-winning author, naturalist and ecophilosopher Lyanda Lynn Haupt will talk about her latest book,
Mozart’s Starling. It’s one of her most deeply engaging and beautifully written books yet, with fascinating forays into history, music, language, and the mesmerizing murmurations
of starling flocks. In Mozart’s Starling, Haupt explores the bond between
one of history’s most cherished
composers and one of Earth’s most common birds. The intertwined stories of Mozart’s beloved pet and Haupt’s own pet starling open a window into human-animal friendships, music, the secret world of starlings, and the nature of creative inspiration. Mozart’s
Starling is a tour de force that awakens a new awareness of our place in the world.

Haupt’s most widely acclaimed book, Crow Planet, is an inspired meditation on our place in nature. Los Angeles
Times reviewer Erika Schickel wrote “Haupt tells her tale beautifully,
using crow study to get at a range of everdeepening concerns about nature and our place within it, immersing
us in a heady hybrid of science,
history, and memoir.” New York
Times reviewer Liesl Schillinger
wrote ”In a lyrical narrative that blends science and conscience, Haupt mourns the encroachments of urbanization, but cherishes the wildness that survives.” Liberty Bay Books will have
copies of her books for sale at the
meeting.

 

Preview of Future Programs:

March 8th – Dennis Paulson - Changing World, Changing Birds 

April 12th - David Gluckman - Birds of SE Arizona. 

May 10th – Derek Stinson of State Department of Fish & Wildlife  - Endangered Species and Conservation in Washington’