Subirdia: Save the Planet in Your Own Backyard!

Start: 
05/15/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost: $10 adults, $5 WRI members, kids, and students.

For some of our most charismatic wild creatures, suburban and urban habitats offer surprising opportunities to thrive. Our back yards and city parks can be remarkably rich in bird diversity. Globally, our backyards could play a key role in preventing loss of species in the face of the dramatic disruptions of climate change and other human impacts. Welcome to Subirdia shows us how.

Welcome to Subirdia gives us something to celebrate. The herons in our urban streams, the barred owls whose shrieks wake us in our city neighborhoods, the woodpeckers that nest in our wooded parks, and the chickadees that entertain us at our birdfeeders can motivate us to seek a future filled with birds.  The ways we manage our property, plan our towns, and think about the nonhuman residents of our ecosystems can make a difference for our children and grandchildren.

Author John Marzluff suggest ten simple and practical steps we can take—for the birds, and for our own green futures.

 

“With enthusiasm, wit, and compelling scholarship, John Marzluff challenges us to reconsider a forgotten landscape. Welcome to Suburdia is more than entertaining—it will change the way you think about cities, nature, and your own backyard.”—Thor Hanson, author of Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle

 

Dr. John Marzluff teaches ornithology, urban ecology, and conservation at UW.  His research has been the focus of articles in the New York Times, National Geographic, Audubon, Boys Life, The Seattle Times, and National Wildlife.  PBS’s NATURE featured his raven research in its production, "Ravens," and his crow research in the film documentary, "A Murder of Crows." His previous books include In the Company of Crows and Ravens (with Tony Angell), Dog Days, Raven Nights (with his wife Colleen), and Gifts of the Crow (with Tony Angell). 

Location: 
Tierra Retreat Center Lodge
12000 Sunitsch Canyon Rd
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife Cover Image
By John M. Marzluff, Jack DeLap (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780300197075
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Yale University Press - September 30th, 2014

Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439198742
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - February 5th, 2013