Photographer Jennifer Packard's new book shows a birds-eye view of nature and nurture through the lens of compassion and humanity.  

the book

Enraptured by Raptors is a book inspired by a family of Red-shouldered hawks who find their way into the hearts of an urban community in the midst of uncertain times. Weeks into the initial throes of a world pandemic, nation-wide protests, and a contentious political election, a raptor nest is built by unwary hawks in a sycamore tree adjacent to a bustling Washington, D.C. bridge. Passing city buses and incessant foot traffic does little to deter the hawk family from its instinctual routine. People from all walks of life, and near and far neighborhoods, stop to visit the bridge and nest, watching wildlife unfold in all its splendor. But more is revealed than just the hatchlings. Nature is a panacea for what ails us, and brings us closer to the core of our own existence.

People of all ages will enjoy and relate to this heart-warming story of nature and nurture
as shared in the photographs and field notes of Jennifer Packard.

(IngramSpark, 2020, ISBN: 9781087902203)
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Paperback $25 

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Kindle eBook

$9.99

Books Also Available At:
 
Transcendence-Perfection-Bliss of the Beyond
3428 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008 
202-363-4797
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919
8940 Jones Mill Rd., Chevy Chase, MD
301-652-3606

*All proceeds benefit Owl Moon Raptor Center*

A STATE & FEDERALLY LICENSED WILDLIFE REHABILITATION

CENTER SPECIALIZING IN BIRDS OF PREY

 

reviews

In our disrupted times, the neighborhood hawk family reminds us that life goes on — and that we’re all in this together.

AMY HENDERSON

Smithsonian Historian Emerita

With emotion and intimacy, Jennifer Packard's Enraptured by Raptors gives not only a snapshot in time of birds​ in the wild, but a deeply personal and resonant account of the lives of a very different but kindred species.

ED NORTON

Conservation Lands Foundation

Packard weaves her and others’ experiences using photos, interviews and  thoughtfully-penned field notes, into an endearing, informative read.

KATHERINE ARCANO

Artes Magazine

 

author

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Jennifer Packard is a Washington, D.C.-based photographer who has had work published in The Washington Post, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Washingtonian, The (Louisiana) Advocate, and others. Previously, she served as a Public Affairs Officer in the Navy Reserves, and has also employed photography as a rehabilitative tool working with homeless women and at-risk youths.

In her spare time, she volunteers her skills as Tregaron Conservancy's official photographer.

 

See more of Jennifer's work at jenpackard.com

 

                       

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