"The Messenger" to show at the Sheridan Fulmer Library

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — The Sheridan Fulmer Library, in cooperation with the Bighorn Chapter of the Audubon Society, will host a free public screening of the new documentary “The Messenger” on Sat., March 5 at 1 p.m. in the Inner Circle. Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary “The Messenger” explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirrorour own. Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount Ararat in Turkey to the urban streets of New York, “The Messenger” brings us face-to-face with a remarkable variety of human-made perils that have devastated thrushes, warblers, orioles, tanagers, grosbeaks and many other airborne music-makers. These include hunting, light pollution, high-rise collisions, pipelines, pesticides and loss of migratory habitats. “The Messenger” is the artful story about the mass depletion of songbirds on multiple continents, and about those who are working to turn the tide. According to international expert Dr. Bridget Stutchbury, who is featured in the documentary, we may have lost almost half the songbirds that filled the skies 50 years ago. "The Messenger" won Best Conservation Program at the 2015 Jackson Hole Film Festival. Following the film, Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Chapter of the Audubon Society, Sarah Mentock of Science Kids, Colin Betzler of the Sheridan Community Land Trust and Rick Pallister of the Nature Conservancy will generate ideas and actions that can be taken locally to develop a more “bird-friendly” community. Refreshments will be provided. [image: Inline image 1] *Feature photo and poster h/t Sheridan County Public Library * #dally #whatshappening