Lecture: Where Did Martha Go?

Where Did Martha Go?

Where Did Martha Go?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. lecture
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. bird walk

Riverside Public Library


A cautionary tale by one of Chicago’s leading naturalists

Martha is the last passenger pigeon known to man before the species was declared extinct. Greenberg, whose book, A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction, details the events about this iconic bird, is an entertaining and knowledgeable speaker who spearheaded the Passenger Pigeon project at the Peggy Notebaert Museum. (See details about the project here: http://www.passengerpigeon.org)

Joel Greenberg has over 25 years experience working on natural resource related issues in the Midwest. He is currently a research associate of both the Chicago Academy of Sciences Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Field Museum, and has authored several books and articles on the environment.

2014 marks the centenary when Martha died. The Frederick Law Olmsted Society is co-sponsoring this lecture with the Prairie Club Conservation Committee. A bird walk led by Prairie Club friend, Teri Radke will follow along the Des Plaines River in historic Riverside, Illinois. Greenberg’s books will also be available for sale and signing.