Earth Matters / Philip Connors – Monarchs & More

Earth Matters co-producer and Gila Resources Information Project executive director Allyson Siwik talks to essayist and author Philip Connors.

Many of us know Phil locally as a columnist with the Silver City Daily Press and a fire lookout in the Black Range in the Gila National Forest. He wrote about his experiences and reflections in the prize-winning book, Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout published by Ecco Books.

His new book, All the Wrong Places, is a memoir that recounts his relationship with his brother, Dan, and his struggles to cope with his suicide as he pursued his writing career.

Earlier this year Phil spent several weeks in Michoacan, Mexico learning about the plight of the Monarch butterfly.  This week’s show covers the amazing migration of monarch butterflies and the threats to this incredible natural phenomenon, fire management, what it’s like to be a fire lookout, and Phil’s writing.

More info at…

  • PhilipConnors.com (http://www NULL.philipconnors NULL.com)
    Monarch Butterflies Could Gain Endangered Species Protection
  • ScientificAmerican.com (http://blogs NULL.scientificamerican NULL.com/extinction-countdown/2015/01/05/monarch-butterflies-endangered/)
    Monarch Butterflies Endangered

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Earth Matters / Philip Connors – Monarchs & More

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