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Athenaeum Literary Award: Strange Harvests
January 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Edward Posnett will be discussing the special relationship between Icelanders and eiders, large sea ducks. For centuries Icelanders have welcomed large colonies of wild eiders to their farms, protecting them in exchange for their lightweight down, a valuable commodity. What can we learn from this curious example of symbiosis?
Does eiderdown offer a model for our relationship with the rest of nature?
Edward Posnett was the winner of the Athenaeum Literary Award in 2020