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[DNR] Regional bird expert to speak at Indiana Dunes SP
Start Date: 3/31/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 3/31/2014
Entry Description
Visitors to Indiana Dunes State Park on April 6 can hear author Joel Greenberg speak about birds in a special event that will also honor Ken Brock, northwest Indiana’s iconic birder.

The event starts at 2 p.m. at the nature center and is sponsored by Shirley Heinze Land Trust.

Greenberg, an authority on the natural history of the Chicago area, will speak about his recently published book, “A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction.” The book, which has received national acclaim, chronicles the decline of the passenger pigeon from billions in number to none in 50 years. This year marks the centennial of the bird’s extinction. The book will be available for purchase and signing. Greenberg’s presentation is titled “Hope is the Thing With Feathers: The Passenger Pigeon, Kirtland’s Warbler, and Whooping Crane.”

Also that afternoon, the American Birding Association will honor Ken Brock with its Ludlow Griscom Award, recognizing his outstanding regional ornithology work. Brock has recorded and compiled hundreds of thousands of bird records and authored the two essential reference works for local birders, “Birds of the Indiana Dunes” and “Brock’s Birds of Indiana.”

The standard entrance fee of $5 per in-state vehicle and $10 per out-of-state vehicle will apply. Attendees should allow an extra five minutes to enter and reach the nature center.

To learn more about Shirley Heinze Land Trust, visit heinzetrust.org or call (219) 242-8558.

Indiana Dunes State Park (stateparks.IN.gov/2980.htm) is at 1600 North 25 E. Chesterton, 46304.
Contact Information:
Name: Brad Bumgardner
Phone: (219) 926-1390
Email: bbumgardner@dnr.in.gov
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