For its special holiday program, Sacajawea Audubon Society will host corvid expert and author John Marzluff for a presentation entitled “Think Like a Raven”. The event will take place on Monday, December 11th at Downtown Bozeman’s Ellen Theatre. The evening begins at 7pm.
“Think Like a Raven” is a culmination of his collaborative work detailing the intertwined lives of ravens, wolves, pumas and the people that visit and live around Yellowstone. Following the seasons of Yellowstone and the scientific journey, Marzluff undertook to decode the mysteries of raven life.
Marzluff and his colleagues tagged 60 birds with state-of-the-art transmitters. The birds shared their secrets as they flew a hundred miles directly to new kills, commandeered territory, found mates and reared young. What emerges is a picture of the tenuous and evolving relationship between humans, wolves and ravens, and the challenges animals face when they wander beyond the protection a national park provides.
Dr. John Marzluff has written six books and edited several others. His Welcome to Subirdia (2014 Yale) discovers that moderately settled lands host a splendid array of biological diversity and suggests ways in which people can steward these riches to benefit birds and themselves. His most recent In Search of Meadowlarks (2020 Yale) connects our agriculture and diets to the conservation of birds and other wildlife. His current research focuses on the interactions of ravens and wolves in Yellowstone.
This event is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5. Find additional information at www.sacajaweaaudubon.org.
Sacajawea Audubon Society programs are free and open to the public. The organization’s mission is to build on an interest in birds to promote the conservation of our natural environment through enjoyment, education and action. •