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Virtual Green Drinks: Neighborhood Hawks

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Virtual Hendersonville Green Drinks Presents…

Who: John Lane
What: November Green Drinks topic: Neighborhood Hawks
When: Thursday, November 11th – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual. RSVP here.
John Lane, an Emeritus Professor of environmental studies at Wofford College, will be presenting Nov. 11th from 6-7 p.m. Lane will be presenting on his book called “Neighborhood Hawks,” discussing how he studied the hawks, his writing process, and the reception of his novel.
After reading J. A. Baker’s fifty-year-old British nature classic The Peregrine, John Lane found himself an ocean away, stalking resident red-shouldered hawks in his neighborhood in Spartanburg, South Carolina. What he observed was very different from what Baker deduced from a decade of chronicling the lives of those brooding migratory raptors. Baker imagined a species on the brink of extinction because of the use of agricultural chemicals on European farms. A half century later in America, Lane found the red-shouldered hawks to be a stable Anthropocene species adapted to life along the waterways of a suburban nation.

 John Lane is Emeritus Professor of environmental studies at Wofford College and was founding director of the college’s Goodall Environmental Studies Center. He is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including Coyote Settles the South, a novel that was one of four finalists for the John Burroughs Medal and named by the Burroughs Society as one of the year’s “Nature Books of Uncommon Merit.” As an environmentalist in 2013 Lane was named Upstate Forever’s “Clean Water Champion,” and “Water Conservationist of the Year” by The South Carolina Wildlife Federation.  In 2014 he was inducted into the SC Academy of Authors. He, with his wife Betsy Teter, is one of theco-founders of Spartanburg’s Hub City Writers Project.

Hendersonville Green Drinks is presented by MountainTrue and Conserving Carolina. People attend Green Drinks to learn more about current environmental issues, have relevant discussions, and meet with like-minded people. This is a free event and everyone is welcome.


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November 11
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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