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August 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Park City Museum will host a lecture called Can’t Live Without You – Hummingbirds and Flowers given by James Cornett on Thursday, August 26th from 5-6 p.m. at the Park City Museum Education and Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive in Park City. Please register online at https://parkcityhistory.org/event/cant-live-without-you-hummingbirds-and-flowers-given-by-james-cornett/.
Cornett’s fascination with flowering plants led him to study hummingbirds and their importance as pollinators as well as their unusual lifestyle. Our changing climate has resulted in new challenges to this curios group of birds which Cornett will discuss in detail, including how all of us can contribute to their continued success. Using marvelous photographs, touches of humor and surprising information, Cornett weaves a captivating story of a most unusual group of birds
With forty-two science and natural history books to his credit, author James W. Cornett is one of the West’s best-known naturalists. His book credits include Wildlife of the North American Deserts, Indian Uses of Desert Plants, and The Greater Roadrunner. His most recent book is titled Wildflowers of Park City and the Wasatch Mountains. He is also the author of Wildflowers of Anza-Borrego and Wildflowers of Joshua Tree National Park. Currently, he is completing a book titled Deserts of North America which includes Utah’s Great Basin Desert.
In addition to his books and award-winning Gannett natural history newspaper column, Mr. Cornett has written for numerous magazines including Natural History (published by the American Museum of Natural History), California Wild (published by the California Academy of Sciences), Harper’s and Westways to name only a few. He has also authored dozens of scientific papers and is one of the country’s leading experts on Utah’s iconic Joshua tree. He is currently researching the impact of climate change on this giant desert yucca and his work recently appeared on the front page of the Los Angeles Times. Past research has appeared in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and New York Times.
Mr. Cornett holds both B.A. and M.S. degrees in biology and is the founder and principal biologist for JWC Ecological Consultants, Inc., an ecological consulting firm specializing in endangered species studies in the American West. He retired as Director of Natural Sciences at the Palm Springs Desert Museum in 2005. He lives in Palm Springs with his wife Terry and is a summer resident of Park City.
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