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Wolves: Beyond Myths & Fantasies
February 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wolves: Beyond Myths and Fantasies, a journey of facts and feelings.
In Wenatchee River Institute’s Red Barn on Weds., Feb. 27th, Wyoming author and naturalist Rick Lamplugh explores wolves beyond the myths and fantasies that often dictate how these essential predators are both treated and mistreated. In his presentation, Lamplugh’s uses readings from his bestselling books, as well as original music, videos, and photography.
Doors will open at 6:30PM for community social, with the one-hour presentation beginning around 7PM. There will be time afterward for Q&A, and book sales and signing.
“Wolves carry more baggage than any other wild animal I know. Sometimes the baggage is negative, like the stereotypes perpetuated by children’s stories such as the Three Little Pigs. Sometimes the baggage is positive, like how wolves single-handedly save the ecosystems in which they’re allowed to survive. Somewhere between those extremes rests reality. My goal is to explore the impact of wolves with a more balanced perspective,” comments Lamplugh.
For three winters, Lamplugh and his wife volunteered while living deep in the heart of Yellowstone. It is from these experiences that in 2013 he published, In the Temple of Wolves: A Winter’s Immersion in Wild Yellowstone and in 2017, Deep into Yellowstone: A Year’s Immersion in Grandeur and Controversy.
Living in Gardiner, MT at Yellowstone’s northern entrance, Lamplugh writes to protect wildlife and wild lands. “As a naturalist, Rick knows his biology and weaves into the narrative important emerging science; the wolf figures large in this wild world, exemplifying top-down ecological cascades. Rick describes the stark beauty and treacherous cruelty of nature with an honest voice that leaves no detail unsaid, be it exquisite or morbid. It’s not only the outer struggles in nature that are revealed in Rick’s writing, but also inner battles with his own human nature.” Professor and author, William J. Ripple, PhD.
Lamplugh’s stories have appeared in Yellowstone Reports and the literary journals Composite Arts Magazine, Gold Man Review, Phoebe, Soundings Review, and Feathered Flounder. He is a Jim Stone Grand Prize for Non-Fiction winner.
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