Book Talk and Walk VIII

Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 1:00-3:00 pm

robin knowsJoin us for a discussion of the book “What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World”, by Jon Young at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve in Smithtown.  The book discussion will be followed by a nature stroll.  You can read all, some or none of the book’s chapters to join in the informal discussion and stroll.  Light refreshments will be served. Meet inside the museum building. Parking fee, $4.00 activity fee.

Call (631) 786-4640 for more details and to sign up!

Book Description

A lifelong birder, tracker, and naturalist, Jon Young is guided in his work and teaching by three basic premises: the robin, junco, and other songbirds know everything important about their environment, be it backyard or forest; by tuning in to their vocalizations and behavior, we can acquire much of this wisdom for our own pleasure and benefit; and the birds’ companion calls and warning alarms are just as important as their songs. (