Darryl McGrath, author and journalist
Fifty years ago, the Bald Eagle and the Peregrine Falcon, two of the nation's most beloved birds, were heading toward extinction. A small group of largely forgotten women scientists played a critical role in the two projects that restored these birds to the wild, often under extremely hazardous conditions in isolated settings. These pioneers were often the first people ever to undertake certain critical tasks in this historic work.
In her book, author Darryl McGrath details their contributions to endangered species work with vivid anecdotes and stirring recollections by the unsung heroines of the state's raptor recovery projects. Following her lecture, McGrath will sign copies of her book Flight Paths: A Field Journal of Hope, Heartbreak, and Miracles with New York’s Bird People.