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Ed Kanze helps to fight cabin fever at Adirondack Museum

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE - Winter is in full swing and the Adirondack Museum will do its part again this year to fight off the inevitable signs of cabin fever with their Cabin Fever Sunday program, beginning on Jan. 9.

Naturalist Ed Kanze will offer a program entitled "Below Zero and Above Reproach: The Virtues of an Adirondack Winter" during the first installment of the program. His presentation is to be held in the auditorium at 1:30 p.m.

He will explore the science of the Adirondack winter and will look at how flora, fauna, and people overcome its challenges. Color photos will be featured, showing wildlife and other visuals of winter in the park.

Cabin Fever Sundays are offered at no charge to museum members or children of elementary school age and younger. The fee for non-members is $5. Refreshments are available and more information is available at 352-7311, ext. 128, or www.adirondackmuseum.org.

Cabin Fever Sunday presentations are sponsored by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park.

Kanze is a 1978 graduate of Middlebury College. He earned a B.A. in Geography and won the Bermas Prize for highest departmental honors. He lives with his wife and two children on 18 acres along the Saranac River.

In April 2005, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Ed's essay about the passenger pigeon, "In Search Of Something Lost," was named by the John Burroughs Association as the Outstanding Published Natural History Essay of 2004. The same essay earned a gold medal in environmental writing from the International Regional Magazine Association. PBS featured Ed and his nature writing in the documentary, "The Adirondacks." His essays and articles have appeared in Adirondack Life, Audubon, Birder's World, The Conservationist, Utne Reader, and many more.

He has published five books. His most recent, Over The Mountain And Home Again: Journeys Of An Adirondack Naturalist brings together stories of nature and adventure in New York State's Adirondack Park, the largest park in the Lower 48.

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