Author Talks About Nature Flourishing in Human-Abandoned Areas

Wed 6/16 @ 7PM

What happens when human life abandons an area whether it’s war, disease, economics or a disaster such as the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown?

Author/investigative journalist Cal Flyn has written a book called Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape that explores this situation. She depicts how nature has rushed in to take over, undisturbed by human meddling. She looks at how the area around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor is now home to wildlife that was previously unseen there for generations and how a forest in the Korean peninsula DMZ now has thousands of species extinct or endangered elsewhere.

She’ll talk about her book and her discoveries at a livestreamed Zoom event co-hosted by the Cuyahoga County Public Library and Cleveland Museum of Natural History. It’s free; go here to register.



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