Jon Dunn, Author of The Glitter in Green: In Virtual Conversation

Reads & Company, in conjunction with the Valley Forge Audubon Society, welcomes Jon Dunn, author of The Glitter in the Green: In Search of Hummingbirds. Jon will be in conversation with Vince Smith, President of Valley Forge Audubon Society. Note that Jon will be joining us from the United Kingdom, so we will be speaking to him on a Sunday afternoon rather than our typical weekday evening event.

Hummingbirds are a glittering, sparkling collective of over three hundred wildly variable, colorful species. For centuries they have captured our imaginations. Yet they exist on a knife-edge — theirs is a precarious life, dependent upon finding sufficient nectar to provide the high energy their bodies demand daily. They live fast and die young. And they do this in habitats that range from boreal woodlands to deserts, from dripping cloud forests to montane paramo, and on islands both tropical and sub-polar. They are, perhaps, the ultimate embodiment of evolution’s power to carve a niche for a seemingly delicate creature in even the harshest of places.  The Glitter in the Green tells the colorful story of these fabulous birds.

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May 16 2021


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm