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Date:
June 3, 2019
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:
MHL - The Hall
Address:
2 North Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
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Professor John Marzluff: Gifts of the Crow

Monday, June 3, 2019

Crows are mischievous, playful, social, and passionate. They have brains that are huge for their body size and exhibit an avian kind of eloquence. They mate for life and associate with relatives and neighbors for years. And because they often live near people—in our gardens, parks, and cities—they are also keenly aware of our peculiarities, staying away from and even scolding anyone who threatens or harms them and quickly learning to recognize and approach those who care for and feed them, even giving them numerous, oddly touching gifts in return. The ongoing connection between humans and crows—a cultural co-evolution—has shaped both species for millions of years. And the characteristics of crows that allow this symbiotic relationship are language, delinquency, frolic, passion, wrath, risk-taking, and awareness—seven traits that humans find strangely familiar. John Marzluff is James W. Ridgeway Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington.