Curious as to why species become extinct? Or how a lost species might be restored? Join naturalist and author Scott Weidensaul at 7 p.m. March 13 for “The Ghost with Trembling Wings: Science and the Search for Lost Species.”
Held in DeMeester Recital Hall, located in Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall on York College’s campus in Spring Garden Township, the event is free and open to the public. Weidensaul will sign copies of his books after.
His talk will focus on reasons for species’ extinction, from civil wars and habitat destruction to poor management. He will also touch on the scientific efforts to restore species and the ethics of using genetic engineering and cloning to save endangered species and recreate lost species, according to a release.
Weidensaul has written more than two dozen books on natural history, including “Living on the Wind Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds,” which was one of three finalists for the 2000 Pulitzer Prize.