Born to Rewild–East and West
with John Davis
Sunday, December 2, 4:00 pm
Outdoor adventurer and conservationist John Davis will show Born to Rewild, a short film about his amazing 5,000-mile, human-powered (bike, hike, horseback and paddle) exploration of the Western Wildway, and talk about what he discovered and how the lessons of that trek apply to the East. John set out on this epic conservation adventure from Mexico to British Columbia to experience the land as wildlife experience it and found a landscape that is fraught with barriers, but which is also being miraculously stitched back together. John will also talk about his 7,600-mile trek on foot, bicycle, and boat through the proposed Eastern Wildway, and highlight some rewilding opportunities for our region–in particular, the need to restore catamounts. Formerly a resident of Huntington, VT, now living across the lake in the Adirondack Park, John Davis is the editor of the website Rewilding Earth and the author of Split Rock Wildway: Scouting the Adirondack Park’s Most Diverse Wildlife Corridor.
The Wild Nature Speaker Series takes place at the library on the first Sunday of the month at 4:00 pm in November, December, January, and February.
Save the date for future programs:
From Camels Hump to Patagonia: Who Saved the Parks Beloved by Millions? with Tom Butler, Sunday, January 6
The Real Eastern Coyote with Chris Schadler, Sunday, February 3
Events are free and wheelchair accessible.
Light refreshments will be served.
Programs made possible with support from the Eddy Foundation.