The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey

Date: 

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 2:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Natural History Museum, Haller Hall, 26 Oxford Street

The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey

Lecture and book signing with Deborah Cramer, Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Each year, red knot sandpipers travel an incredible 19,000 miles, from the tip of South America to nesting grounds in the Arctic—and back again—eating millions of tiny horseshoe crab eggs along the way. Newly listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, the red knot is the twenty-first century’s “canary in the coal mine.” Join Deborah Cramer, author of The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey, in a discussion of what is at stake for the red knot sandpiper and the millions of other shorebirds threatened by the effects of climate change.


Free parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.
Free with museum admission.