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Location 110 Church St NW Vienna, VA 22180
Date Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Duration   1 hours
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Attention all nature enthusiasts and residents of Northern Virginia! Mark your calendars for an exciting event on Thursday, May 30th at 6:30 PM, as we welcome author Erika Howsare to Bards Alley for a captivating discussion about her recent release, "The Age of Deer: Trouble and Kinship with Our Wild Neighbors." Erika's book is a must-read for anyone who has crossed paths with the ubiquitous deer population in our region. As we encounter these majestic creatures almost daily, "The Age of Deer" delves into the intricate and often contradictory relationship we have with them. Erika will share her research, insights, and inspirations, shedding light on the historical roots and present-day complexities of our interactions with these animals. Through her engaging talk, Erika will take the audience on a journey, exploring the diverse perspectives we hold towards deer – from viewing them as victims to considering them as pests. She will share captivating anecdotes, from scientists capturing and collaring fawns to hunters proudly displaying their trophies, and from museum interpreters teaching American history while tanning deer hides to animal control officers collecting the carcasses of deer killed by sharpshooters. These vivid examples will help us understand the multifaceted ways in which we, as humans, are involved in the natural world. For readers of acclaimed works like "H is for Hawk" and "Fox & I," Erika's "The Age of Deer" promises to offer a unique and intimate perspective on our relationship with these remarkable creatures. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a local resident, or simply someone curious about the intricate connections between humans and the natural world, this event is not to be missed. So, mark your calendars, gather your friends, and join us at Bards Alley on May 30th for an enlightening and thought-provoking evening with Erika Howsare. Discover the fascinating stories and insights that lie within the pages of "The Age of Deer" and gain a deeper appreciation for the deer that share our Northern Virginia landscape.

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