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"As the Whip-poor-will’s Chant Wanes...": My new essay for Audubon


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Hope this is okay to share here, since Audubon has it on their "news" page. 🙂 My new essay for them is a story about species decline and cultural changes surrounding the Eastern Whip-poor-will in the U.S. Here's the description they posted to social...


Portending everything from new life, to death, to love, to even haircuts, Eastern Whip-poor-wills and their nighttime calls have been cultural touchstones in North America for centuries. But as Eastern Whip-poor-will populations wane, Jared Del Rosso fears we may be losing our deep connection with the species. Read his advice on reconnecting with these covert birds and fueling more meaningful connections with the species around us.

You can read it here: https://www.audubon.org/news/whip-poor-wills-chant-wanes-our-cultural-loss-grows

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