Presented in partnership with the Chicago Ornithological Society and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum this special series features four unique speakers with very different backgrounds and experiences in the birding community. From the impact of forest management to birding "big years," this series offers something for everyone.
All presentations include museum exploration starting at 6pm, with the evening's presentation beginning at 6:30pm. A cash bar will be available. Read on to learn more and reserve your spot.
Dr. Drew Lanham
Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology
Master Teacher and Certified Wildlife Biologist
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department, Clemson University
Join us for an evening with renowned author and naturalist Drew Lanham for this special talk.
A native of Edgefield, South Carolina, J. Drew Lanham is the author of "The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature," which received the Reed Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the Southern Book Prize, and was a finalist for the John Burroughs Medal. He is a birder, naturalist, and hunter-conservationist who has published essays and poetry in publications including "Orion, Audubon, Flycatcher, and Wilderness," and in several anthologies, including "The Colors of Nature," "State of the Heart," "Bartram’s Living Legacy," and "Carolina Writers at Home."
An Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University, he and his family live in the Upstate of South Carolina, a soaring hawk’s downhill glide from the southern Appalachian escarpment that the Cherokee once called the Blue Wall.