VIDEO: Wilmington Library Hosts Virtual Presentation On Nature Rebounding In Places Abandoned By Humans

WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Memorial Library recently hosted a virtual lecture with author Cal Flyn on her new book, Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape.

In Chernobyl, following the nuclear disaster, only a handful of people returned to their dangerously irradiated homes. On an uninhabited Scottish island, feral cattle live entirely wild. In Detroit, once America’s fourth-largest city, entire streets of houses are falling in on themselves, looters slipping through otherwise silent neighborhoods. Exploring extraordinary places where humans no longer live – or survive in tiny, precarious numbers – Islands of Abandonment give us a glimpse of what nature gets up to when we’re not there to see it.

Watch the presentation, courtesy of the Wilmington Library’s Facebook page, below:

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