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From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction

Saturday, March 14, 2 pm

Presented by David Mrazek

On September 1, 1914, Martha, the last passenger pigeon in captivity, died at the Cincinnati Zoo, marking the end of the most abundant bird species in North America.  Directed by La Grange Park filmmaker David Mrazek, this award-winning documentary follows Chicago area naturalist Joel Greenberg as he reveals the compelling story of this unlikely extinction and explores the birds’ striking relevance to conservation issues today.  A discussion with Mr. Mrazek will follow the screening, and copies of the DVD will be available for purchase.  Sponsored by the La Grange Park Sustainability Commission and the La Grange Park Friends of the Library.