September 11, 2014
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The birds-of-paradise are a living laboratory of natural selection. The way the males gracefully use their stunningly colorful feathers to attract a mate is just one of their extraordinary wonders. Ornithologist Edwin Scholes and National Geographic photographer Tim Laman took 18 expeditions to New Guinea, Australia, and nearby islands to capture images of all 39 species of the birds-of-paradise. Scholes will use photographs and video to recount his wild and hairy adventures in the rain forest and explore the fascinating scientific questions about how these dazzling creatures have evolved. Following the program, pick up a copy of the gorgeous book Birds of Paradise: Revealing the World’s Most Extraordinary Birds.
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