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Curious Encounters with the Natural World

Event Type
animals, insects, natural history, nature, wildlife
Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois Press
Auditorium, NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana, Illinois
Sep 19, 2017   4:00 - 6:00 pm  
Michael R. Jeffords is the retired education/outreach director for the Illinois Natural History Survey and was staff photographer for The Illinois Steward magazine. Susan L. Post is a retired Illinois Natural History Survey field biologist and staff writer for The Illinois Steward magazine, and author of Hiking Illinois. They are coauthors of Exploring Nature in Illinois and Illinois Wilds.
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Illinois State Water Survey events

Michael R. Jeffords and Susan L. Post have circled the globe--and explored their neighborhood--collecting images of the natural world. In this talk they will share wildlife photos and stories from their new book, Curious Encounters with the Natural World: From Grumpy Spiders to Hidden Tigers, which is now available from U of I Press. 

From the "necking" battles of mate-hungry giraffes to the breathtaking beauty of millions of monarch butterflies at rest, Jeffords and Post share stunning photographs and their own insights, taking the audience on a tour of the diverse life inhabiting our planet.

The presentation will be followed by a reception & book-signing, featuring light refreshments. 

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