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Birding author presents 'Gift of the Crow' at Get Lit!


Crows congregate on budding trees along Upriver Drive in Spokane. American crows were among the worst hit by West Nile virus, suffering declines of as much as 45 percent in some regions and wipeouts of 100 percent in some smaller areas. 
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Crows congregate on budding trees along Upriver Drive in Spokane. American crows were among the worst hit by West Nile virus, suffering declines of as much as 45 percent in some regions and wipeouts of 100 percent in some smaller areas. (File / The Spokesman-Review)

WILDLIFE WATCHING  – If you don’t think crows are cool, you haven’t read “In the Company of Crows and Ravens,” (Yale University Press) by John Marzluff, a University of Washington professor of Wildlife Science.

To catch up, bring the kids and catch his presentation, “Gifts of the Crow,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday (April 11) at the Mobius Science Center on Main Avenue across the street from River Park Square.

It’s one of many fun events set for EWU’s Get Lit! literary festival.

Marzluff’s latest book, “Gift of the Crow,” (Free Press) combines biology, conservation and anthropology to present an in-depth look at the way humans and crows have mutually influenced each other. The illustrated book reveals how crows share human behaviors such as delinquency, risk-taking, and even language.




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