‘Few things on earth express the drama of life as well as insects’

‘Four Wings, a Million Prayers’ talk with Bryan Pfeiffer

Coastal Mountains Land Trust will co-host an online Zoom presentation titled “Four Wings and a Million Prayers,” Tuesday, March 9, at 6 p.m., with the Camden Public Library. Presented by writer, biologist, and explorer Bryan Pfeiffer, this talk brings you into the fascinating world of insects.

“Few things on earth express the drama of life as well as insects,” said Coastal Mountains, in a news release. “But with extra eyes, biting or piercing mouth parts, or their roles as pests, insects are to many of us otherworldly. And yet in the raw and wild ways we ourselves like to experience the world, no other animals are more exemplary — or accessible. Give Bryan Pfeiffer 45 minutes, and he’ll bring you millions of years of drama, even hope, embodied in three insects: a dragonfly, a butterfly and a caddisfly!”

Pfeiffer has studied and photographed nature – mostly birds and insects – from the tropics to above the Arctic Circle. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, Aeon magazine, Orion, Northern Woodlands, Field & Stream, among many others. His latest adventures include photographing rare butterflies for the state of Maine.

In his various other lives, Pfeiffer has been (or still is) a bread baker, a pot washer, a firefighter, a nature guide, a videographer and a newspaper reporter. He lives in Montpelier, Vermont, and online at www.bryanpfeiffer.com.

Email Julia at jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a link to attend. The presentation platform is limited to those who get an invitation from the library.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay. The Land Trust manages over 12,000 acres and maintains over 50 miles of permanent trails for public access.

The Coastal Mountains Nature Program is a monthly education series hosted by Coastal Mountains Land Trust. Walks and talks explore the natural history of Midcoast Maine, helping educate the public about environment issues and increase opportunities for residents to explore the outdoors. This program will be online until it is safe to gather.

Event Date: 

Tue, 03/09/2021 - 6:00pm

Event Location: 

Zoom