Join Friends for our December Wild Speaker Series: "Jackalopes Abound" on Thursday, December 1st at 7PM!
We'll be joined by author Michael Branch for a discussion about his new book: On the Trail of the Jackalope: How a Legend Captured the World’s Imagination and Helped Us Cure Cancer.
Perhaps you think jackalopes are just the stuff of legends—curio items you might spot on the wall of a novelty taxidermist. Well, there’s more to this cottontail than meets the eye, as Michael P. Branch explores in his new book. This is the never-before-told story of the horned rabbit—the myths, the hoaxes, the very real scientific breakthrough it inspired—and how it became a cultural touchstone of the American West.
Michael P. Branch is a professor of literature and environment at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he teaches creative nonfiction, American literature, environmental studies, and film studies. An award-winning writer and humorist, Michael is the author of How to Cuss in Western and lives with his wife and two daughters in the western Great Basin Desert, on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Range.
We will wrap up the evening with a Q&A to answer all your questions! This will be an informative chat for the whole family!
Every first Thursday of the month at 7pm, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert for folks who are interested in the outdoors to learn more about hikes, local habitat, and ways to get involved with conservation efforts.