Langdon Cook - The Mushroom Hunters
Wednesday, April 6, 6:00 - 7:30PM
Free, but advanced sale tickets required here
The Royal Room, Columbia City
Seward Park Audubon Center welcomes renowned culinary adventurer Langdon Cook to the Royal Room. Langdon goes into the woods with the iconoclasts and outlaws who seek the world's most coveted ingredient . . . and one of nature's last truly wild foods: the uncultivated, uncontrollable mushroom.
“A rollicking narrative . . . Cook [delivers] vivid and cinematic scenes on every page.”—The Wall Street Journal
Presentation followed by Q&A. Books available for purchase and signing at the event.
Gerrit Vyn: The Living Bird: 100 Years of Listening To Birds
Seward Park Audubon Center presents Gerrit Vyn. Gerrit Vyn's remarkable photographs of birds, both familiar and exotic, bring the exhilaration of migratory Whooping Cranes, the fragility of the endangered Spoon-Billed Sandpiper, and the wide-eyed beauty of Great Horned Owls alive on the page. From enjoying Black-capped Chickadees or Yellow Warblers in a backyard birdbath to spotting a Pileated Woodpecker in the woods to admiring the powerful soar of a Gyrfalcon, the appeal of watching and listening to birds leads us into a greater understanding of their environment and of ours. Gerrit's presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. He will also sign books available for purchase at the event.
Lynda Mapes - Elwha: A River Reborn
Seward Park Audubon Center presents Lynda Mapes. Lynda Mapes, author and environment reporter for the Seattle Times has explored and reported on Elwha River dam removal, the Elwha ecosystem, its industrialization, and now its renewal. Lynda will share her first hand experiences reporting on the Elwha and show splendid photography of the river before and after dam removal by Seattle Times staff photographer Steve Ringman. She will also read from her book, Elwha a River Reborn published by the Mountaineers Books. Lynda's presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. She'll also sign books available for purchase at the event. This is part of Seward Park Audubon Center's Urban Naturalist Series connecting authors, artists and naturalists with the southeast Seattle community.