The North Shore Audubon Society will hold its monthly program on Tuesday,
January 23, 2018, from 7pm to 9pm, at the Manhasset Public Library, 30
Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset NY 11030. All are invited, free of charge.
Public transit users: This location is a half-mile walk from the Manhasset
This month’s presentation will be the film “Flight, the Genius of Birds"
Photographed in North America, England, Peru, Greenland, and
Antarctica, FLIGHT probes mysteries and mechanisms of a bird’s anatomy,
instinct, navigation, and embryology to reveal stunning provisions essential
for life in the skies. You’ll marvel at a hummingbird’s unique systems vital to
its spectacular aerial acrobatics; the endurance and navigational abilities of
an Arctic tern as it travels from pole to pole during the longest migration on
the planet; the instinctive strategies that enable a flock of 300,000 European
starlings to evade predators at break-neck speeds; the elaborate network of a
million component parts that make a single feather an aerodynamic masterpiece,
and much more. The poet William Blake wrote: to see an eagle in the air is to
observe a portion of genius.
Film by Illustra Media.
For more information on NSAS programs and weekly walks, see
Publicity volunteer, North Shore Audubon Society
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