Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World, Shell by Shattered Shell with Sy Montgomery and Matt Patterson

Thursday, September 21, 2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Simons Theatre
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

Sy Montgomery and Matt Patterson


The author of the beloved international bestseller The Soul of an Octopus now turns her attention to turtles. With artist Matt Patterson, she will share some of the heart-pounding dramas and accounts from other dedicated turtle-lovers animating their just-published book.

Montgomery and Patterson will share stories and images of extraordinary people and extraordinary turtles: The founders of the Turtle Rescue League, who care for between 250-1,000 injured, abandoned, or hatching turtles. Fire Chief (pictured above), a 42-pound, 60-year-old wild snapping turtle, recovering (with the help of a custom wheelchair) from a spine-severing collision with a truck. Experts breeding the world’s rarest turtles for return to the wild. Suburban moms protecting native woodland turtle nests in New Hampshire.

Join us for a journey of discovery, adventure, and quiet courage, celebrating the ancient wisdom of turtles.

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