Festival Fav: 2017 Keynote Drew Lanham

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, poet, wildlife biologist, and avid birder Dr. Drew Lanham joined us in 2017 as a keynote speaker.

At the Festival he spoke about connecting the bird and human communities in the name of conservation. He also offered his unique perspective on “a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature.”

Read more as Dr. Lanham reflects on a disturbing incident in the field and the community that helped lift him back up.

Watch Dr. Lanham’s 2017 address about his “Home Place” at the Audubon Convention in Park City, Utah, where he draws parallels between birds and his human community – they’re both rare because their habitat is being threatened: