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Knick of Time ~ DDT, The Chemical Al Capone with Gerri Griswold
Rachel Carson imagined a world void of the sounds of insects and birds in her ground-breaking book "Silent Spring," published in 1962. Millions were stunned to discover the deadly consequences of our increasing dependence on potent pesticides. Poisons like DDT slowly accumulated in each stage of the food chain almost destroying some birds of prey like the Peregrine Falcons and Bald Eagle. In the 11th hour the efforts of falconers single-handedly pulled the Peregrine from the clutches of “nevermore”. Gerri Griswold will address the history of DDT and the amazing comeback of raptor species with the discontinuation of its use. 2:00 P.M., ZOOM and Facebook Live! FREE

May 29, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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