Lindsay Mother’s Day Book Reading!
Join us for a Lindsay Mother’s Day Book Reading at 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 13. Author Kara Hagedorn will read her book Hawk Mother: The Story of a Red-tailed Hawk Who Hatched Chickens.
Zoologist Hagedorn tells the story of Sunshine, a red-tailed hawk she adopted after the bird was shot by a hunter and left incapable of surviving in the wild. In plainspoken present-tense narration, Hagedorn details how she has cared for Sunshine over time: “Every day I help her out into the yard so she can bathe in the rain or stretch her broken wing in the warm sunlight.”
After Sunshine constructed nests and laid (unfertilized) eggs for several years, Hagedorn tried placing two fertile chicken eggs in Sunshine’s nest, an experiment that paid off when the hawk accepted the chicks that hatched as her own. Large, close-up photographs show Sunshine caring for the chicks until they are full-grown roosters. A tender story of cross-species relationships—most movingly, perhaps, the one between Sunshine and the author,” according to Publisher’s Weekly.
No registration necessary. Free to members and included with the cost of admission to the exhibit hall.
- Sunday, May 13, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm