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Author Talk with Leila Philip: Beaver Land

October 28, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Book Talk with Leila Philip,  Author of Beaver Land: How One Weird Rodent Made America

Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy and partners present award-winning author Leila Philip for an enchanting and illuminating journey into the world of the beaver, the original ecosystem engineer.

A New York Times Editors’ Choice and NPR Science Friday Book Club Selection, Leila Philip’s BEAVER LAND offers a “fascinating portal for readers to enter into the mysteries of that world themselves” (The Washington Post) in a book that’s “as full of charm and wonder as its beguiling protagonist” (The Wall Street Journal).

This lively presentation will introduce the audience to an animal that features prominently in both American economic and natural history. The 18th and 19th-century fur trade decimated beaver populations, initiating a period of environmental devastation so extreme that geologists now call it the “great dying.”  “In the early 20th century, beavers were brought back to Connecticut and began to show us the extent to which they could repair extremely damaged river systems,” Philips reports.  “They’ve played an outsized role in America’s past and can play a crucial role in its future.”

Date: Saturday, October 28
Time: Doors Open at 3:00 pm, Talk begins at 3:30 pm
Location: Kent School Auditorium, 1 Macedonia Road, Kent, CT
Tickets: $5 tickets are available on Eventbrite
Note: Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing

This event is brought to you by Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy in partnership with Bent of the River Audubon Center, Bridgewater Land Trust, Follow the Forest, Harwinton Land Trust, Housatonic Valley Association, House of Books, Kent Memorial Library, Kent Land Trust, Litchfield Land Trust, Litchfield Hills Greenprint Collaborative, New Hartford Land Trust, Newtown Forest Association, Norfolk Land Trust, Roxbury Land Trust, Sharon Audubon, Sharon Land Trust, Steep Rock Association, Warren Land Trust, and White Memorial Conservation Center.



October 28, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm