Author Jon Dunn: The Glitter in the Green
Darien Library, Barrett Bookstore, and Darien Nature Center welcome natural history writer, photographer, and wildlife tour leader, Jon Dunn, to speak about his latest book, The Glitter in the Green: In Search of Hummingbirds. This virtual event will take place on Tuesday, May 4 at 10 a.m. Register on Darien Library’s website at darienlibrary.org/event/4989.
In his newest book, Jon Dunn follows the trail of the charismatic hummingbird the full length of their worldwide range, from Alaska to the bottom tip of South America. He shares exhilarating tales, from marooning on a Chilean island to catch a glimpse of the rare Juan Fernández Firecrown, to an arduous trek through the Andes searching for a hummingbird lost to science for decades, and to a market in Mexico City–where readers will learn of dark superstitions surrounding the hummingbird. Along the way, Dunn introduces a charming cast of birdwatchers, conservation workers, scientists, and locals. The Glitter in the Green explores how hummingbirds have shaped our lives, past and present, and the zealous passion they inspire.