BOOKS: ‘Welcome to Subirdia‘ slide-show at Village Books

Suburbs and city parks are often remarkably rich in bird diversity, holding more species than wilderness areas or urban centers. In fact, suburbs might play a key role in preventing the loss of species in the face of dramatic disruptions from climate change and other human impacts.

John Marzluff presents a free slide-show based on his new book, “Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife,” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 3, at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The event is part of the Nature of Writing series, in partnership with North Cascades Institute.

Marzluff is the James W. Ridgeway professor of wildlife science at the University of Washington, where he teaches classes in ornithology, urban ecology, conservation and field research. His previous books include “In the Company of Crows and Ravens” with Tony Angell; “Dog Days, Raven Nights,” with his wife, Colleen; and “Gifts of the Crow,” also with Angell.

He is a fellow of the American Ornithologist’s Union. For more about Marzluff, go to sefs.washington.edu/research.acl.

Event details: 360-671-2626.