The Friends of Parker River Present: Exciting Connections between the Lives of Migrating Shorebirds, Horseshoe Crabs, and Us” by Deborah Cramer

Deborah Cramer traveled from the tip of South America up into the Arctic, accompanying a shorebird – the Red Knot – along one of earth’s longest avian migrations. Along the way, she witnessed the birds’ extraordinary relationship with another animal, the ancient horseshoe crab.

Join Deborah to explore how our health and the health of shorebirds and horseshoe crabs is intertwined, and the importance of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in this story. Perhaps you have read her articles in Audubon, heard her on NPR, or seen her essays in the New York Times.

Deborah Cramer, author, at Wingersheek Beach in Gloucester, MA, November 13, 2014. © 2014 Shawn G. Henry • 978.590.4869

Deborah is the author of The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, An Ancient Crab, and An Epic Journey, which received the Best Book Award from the U.S. National Academies of Science and the Rachel Carson Book Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists. She lives at the edge of the Great Marsh, walking through the dunes, and kayaking in its bays and tidal creeks as often as she can.