Oblong Online: Sy Montgomery, THE HAWK'S WAY: Encounters With Fierce Beauty

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
EST. Via Zoom.

In conversation with Kathryn J. Schneider.

New York Times bestselling author of the “astoundingly beautiful” (NPR) The Soul of an Octopus, Sy Montgomery, will talk about her splendid and luminous celebration of one of nature’s most perfect and mysterious creatures—the hawk—with Kathryn J. Schneider.

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Author Sy Montgomery with a hawkThe Hawk's Way by Sy Montgomery - jacket coverKathryn J. Schneider

When Sy Montgomery went to spend a day at falconer Nancy Cowan’s farm, home to a dozen magnificent birds of prey, it was the start of a deep love affair. Nancy allowed her to work with Jazz, a feisty, four-year-old, female Harris’s hawk with a wingspan of more than four feet. Not a pet, Jazz was a fierce predator with talons that could pierce skin and bone, and yet, she was willing to work with a human to hunt. From the first moment Jazz swept down from a tree and landed on Sy’s leather-gloved fist, Sy fell under the hawk’s magnetic spell.

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and author of thirty-one acclaimed books of nonfiction for adults and children, including The Hummingbirds’ Gift, the National Book Award finalist The Soul of an Octopus, and the memoir The Good Good Pig, which was a New York Times bestseller. The recipient of numerous honors, including lifetime achievement awards from the Humane Society and the New England Booksellers Association, she lives in New Hampshire with her husband, writer Howard Mansfield, and a border collie.
 
Kathryn J. Schneider, a Hudson Valley native, has spent decades studying the behavior, ecology, and distribution of birds. An award-winning author, teacher, and conservationist, she is a past president of the New York State Ornithological Association.

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