The North American Cranes: the Lives of Sandhill and Whooping Cranes

Paul A. Johnsgard, regarded as one of the nation’s leading bird experts, will speak on “The North American Cranes: the Lives of Sandhill and Whooping Cranes.” This illustrated program will feature Johnsgard’s life-long interest in cranes, including Greater Sandhill Cranes that grace us here in Jackson Hole. Johnsgard has written both scientific and fictional books on cranes. An eminent ornithologist, artist, and emeritus professor at the University of Nebraska, Johnsgard’s books are found on the shelves of serious bird lovers throughout the country. His works include 60 books covering subjects from wetland ecology and regional natural history to monographs of specific bird families: waterfowl, cranes, grouse, owls, and Quetzals. He has also written an internationally popular children’s book Song of the North Wind: A Story of the Snow Goose, along with other stories. His most recent publication, Yellowstone Wildlife: Ecology and Natural History of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, is enriched by the magnificent photographs of Thomas A. Mangelsen. The breadth of Johnsgard’s knowledge and his ability to relate to all audiences will make this an outstanding event for Jackson’s wildlife enthusiasts. This free program is sponsored by the Meg and Bert Raynes Wildlife Fund.

125 Virginian Ln Jackson, WY 83001