To register for this Zoom event, please use the registration link below.
At QCBC’s next meeting, Deborah Cramer will speak about her latest book, “The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, An Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey”, in which she accompanied a small sandpiper on its 19,000-mile annual migration and witnessed how its life, and ours, depend on an ancient animal, the horseshoe crab.
Each year tiny sandpipers—red knots—undertake a near-miraculous 19,000-mile journey from one end of the earth to the other and back. In this firsthand account, Deborah Cramer accompanies them on their extraordinary odyssey along the length of two continents, tracking birds from remote Tierra del Fuego to the icy Arctic. On the full moon of spring’s highest tides, she seeks out horseshoe crabs, ancient, primordial animals whose eggs are essential to migrating shorebirds, and whose blue blood, unbeknownst to most people, safeguards human health.
The Narrow Edge offers a unique insight into how the lives of humans, red knots, and horseshoe crabs are intertwined, and is an inspiring portrait of loss and resilience, of the tenacity of birds, and the courage of the many people who bird by bird and beach by beach, keep red knots flying.
To read more about Deborah, and the many awards that her books have received, see her website www.deborahcramer.com