With ancient roots in Mesopotamia and Central Asia, falconry also finds impassioned practitioners in North America. Please join us for a talk with Tim Gallagher to learn more about the sport of falconry.
Falconry: An Ancient Art Lives on in America Timothy Gallagher Tuesday, April 15, 4:00pm Mann Library, Room 160 [cid:image002.jpg@01CF540F.5ABDE230] At a talk presented in conjunction with Mann Library's current exhibit, writer, wildlife photographer, and falconer Timothy Gallagher will present a history of this art, reflecting on its deep history and touching in particular on its current practice in the U.S. Currently, editor-in-chief of Living Bird<http://www.allaboutbirds.org/Page.aspx?pid=2580>, the flagship publication of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Gallagher has had a lifelong interest in wilderness exploration and falcons. He has taken part in several research expeditions to Greenland, Iceland, northern Canada and Alaska to study falcons, raptors, and other endangered species. This talk is being presented in conjunction with Mann's exhibit "An Extreme Stirrer-Up of Passions: Falconry at Cornell and Beyond." Exploring the ancient, yet still vibrant world of falconry with gorgeous photography, fascinating artifacts, and items from Cornell University Library's extensive falconry collection, the exhibit is on display in the Mann Lobby and first floor Top Shelf Gallery through mid-May. Refreshments available throughout the event. Exhibition and lecture funded by the Mary A. Morrison Public Education Fund and the Bondareff Family Fund for Mann Library. Lynn M Bertoia Program Coordinator 234 Olin Library Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853 Phone: (607) 255-4813 Email: lm...@cornell.edu<mailto:lm...@cornell.edu> -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --