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Book Talk: Dead in Good Company
Tuesday, May 23 @ 7:00 pmFree
Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, was the nation’s first cemetery. It contains well over 90,000 graves including those of many historical figures. Mount Auburn also hosts a pleasing array or plants and trees and is home to many animals and a favorite place for birds, especially during Spring migration.
In 2015, Medford resident John Harrison and Kim Nagy put together the book “Dead in Good Company,” a collection of stories, essays, poems and wildlife photographs.
Two of the other Medford contributors, author/historian Dee Morris and raptor expert Paul Roberts, will lead this talk.
Morris has presented many walking tours of Mount Auburn Cemetery. Her published works include brief histories of Medford and Somerville, as well as an exploration of the golden age of spiritualism — belief in real communication with those who have passed away — in Boston and surrounding communities.
Roberts has been birding for more than 45 years and in 1976 founded Eastern Massachusetts Hawk Watch, which he led for over 20 years. He served several years as editor of Bird Observer, chaired the Hawk Migration Association of North America’s board, and is a past president of NorthEast Hawk Watch. He lectures to bird clubs and teaches courses for Mass Audubon on hawks, shorebirds and waterfowl. For the past 10 years he has been researching and writing on red-tailed hawks in urban environments.