Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America

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Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America

Friday Night at Cary book talk featuring author Leila Philip

By Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

When and where

Date and time

Friday, March 31 · 7 - 8pm EDT


Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies 2801 Sharon Tpk. Millbrook, NY 12545

About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

On March 31 at 7pm ET, join Cary Institute for an in-person and virtual book talk featuring author Leila Philip. In conversation with Cary President Dr. Joshua Ginsberg, Philip will discuss her new book: Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America.

In Beaverland, Philip reveals the profound ways in which one animal and the trade surrounding it have shaped history, culture, and our environment. And she tells the ecological story of how this unusual rodent, once trapped to the point of extinction, has returned to the landscape as one of the greatest conservation stories of the twentieth century.

“Lyrically written, meticulously observed, and exhaustively researched, BEAVERLAND is going to break your heart—and then heal it with compassion, beauty, and wonder.”
—Sy Montgomery, New York Times bestselling author of The Soul of an Octopus

This event is free and open to all. Please register via Eventbrite.

The in-person portion of the event will be held in the Cary Institute auditorium. Registration is required; seating is first come, first served. Registration does not guarantee a seat inside the auditorium. 

Books will be available for purchase from Merritt Bookstore.

Funding for this event is provided in part by Harney & Sons Tea.

More About Leila Philip:

Leila Philip is an award-winning author, poet, and professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

About the organizer

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is an independent nonprofit center for environmental research. Since 1983, our scientists have been investigating the complex interactions that govern the natural world and the impacts of climate change on these systems. Our findings lead to more effective resource management, policy actions, and environmental literacy. Staff are global experts in the ecology of: cities, disease, forests, and freshwater.