Get Curious! A Journey through Nature

with Michael Jeffords & Susan Post
Tuesday, August 6
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Nature photographers and authors, Michael Jeffords and Susan Post share stories and images of their travels around Illinois and beyond. Part of the Get Curious Summer Reading Program

The journey of a lifetime through nature.

Curious Encounters with the Natural World: From Grumpy Spiders to Hidden Tigers

Michael R. Jeffords and Susan L. Post have circled the globe--and explored their neighborhood--collecting images of the natural world. This book opens their personal cabinet of curiosities to tell the stories of the pair's most unusual encounters. Local authors Susan Post and and Michael Jeffords have their sixth book out entitled Curious Encounters with Nature (U. ILL Press).Both are writers and wildlife photographers with an insatiable curiosity for nature. They are retired entomologists/biologists from the Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute, UI. Their website provides a selection of travel images.

Michael R. Jeffords and Susan L. Post have circled the globe--and explored their own neighborhood-- collecting strange and beautiful curiosities from across the natural world. Join them for an evening lecture in which they open their personal cabinet of curiosities and share stories of their most unusual encounters with nature.
From the "necking" battles of mate-hungry giraffes to the breathtaking beauty of millions of monarch butterflies at rest, Jeffords and Post share stunning photographs and their own insights on their spectacular journeys in nature. Their training as entomologists offers unique perspectives on surprise stag beetle swarms and spider hunting habits. Their photographic eye, honed by decades of observation, finds expression in once-in-a-lifetime images.

The tales they will share will be selected from their book, Curious Encounters with the Natural World, a riveting, eye-witness collection of essays and over 200 photographs of startling and unusual phenomena that illuminates the diverse life inhabiting our planet. Purchase a copy at the event and have it signed by the authors.

Adults | Author Visit

Main Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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