April 12, 2023
S73W16663 Janesville Rd
Muskego, WI 53150
Passenger Pigeon: Lessons from the Past for a Sustainable Future - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
In 1914 the last surviving Passenger Pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo, ending a calamitous half-century in which the pigeon declined from billions to one and then to none as a result of uncontrolled market hunting and the resulting disruption of nesting colonies. Professor Stan Temple recounts the sobering story of the Passenger Pigeon and what it can tell us about the ongoing extinction crisis and our relationship with other species.