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The Parrot Club meets the second Tuesday of the month, March through December.  There is social time from 6:30-7pm, followed by the business meeting, and then the programs. There is a $3 suggested donation to all Parrot Club monthly programs for nonmembers.

No meetings til March.

2018  
April 10 Richard O. Prum, PhD
Come join The Parrot Club on Tuesday, April 10, for an exciting talk and book signing by Richard O. Prum, Ph.D., the William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology at Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History about "The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotton Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World - and Us".  Dr. Prum, winner of the "Genius" McArthur award in 2010, is author of this exciting new book chosen by the New York Times Book Review as one of the Best Books of 2017, along with the Smithsonian and the Wall Street Journal!

Dr. Prum has a beautiful presentation filled with colorful images and videos of male birds trying to impress females, hence the "beauty" in the title.  This is a talk not to be missed!  He'll also bring a limited supply of books, which he'll sign there.

Suggested Admission: $3 for adults, 12 and under free 

Some quotes sum it up best: 
"If a science book can be subversive and feminist and change the way we look at our own bodies — but also be mostly about birds — this is it….It’s a passionate plea that begins with birds and ends with humans and will help you finally understand, among other things, how in the world we have an animal like the peacock."  (Author uncertain)

The Evolution of Beauty is at once fascinating, provocative, and totally compelling. Anyone interested in science or art or sex - which is to say everyone - will want to read it.”
—Elizabeth Kolbert, author of 
The Sixth Extinction 

"Prum draws on decades of study, hundreds of papers, and a lively, literate, and mischievous mind . . . a delicious read, both seductive and mutinous . . . Prum's attention never strays far from nature, and his writing [about birds] is minutely detailed, exquisitely observant, deeply informed, and often tenderly sensual."
—David Dobbs, New York Times Book Review


May 8 Bert Sirkin: A photographic tour on the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands and the Everglades presented by professional photographer and avian enthusiast Bert Sirkin.

June 12 Dr. Julia Shakeri, avian veterinarian. Bird Hormones - How to Deal

July 10 movie TBA

August Picnic

September 11  

October Parrot Palooza

October 9  

November 3 Birdie Bash
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November 13  

December 11 Holiday Party

 


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