Jennifer Skiff Finds Compassion in Nature


There is always a choice: to help, or ignore, a seemingly impossible situation.

In recent years, journalist Jennifer Skiff found herself encountering the latter — leaders in what she calls the “compassion movement” — especially when it came to animals. In her newest book, “Rescuing Ladybugs: Inspirational Encounters with Animals That Changed The World,” she documents them, illustrating how they break barriers and live with purpose.

“Starting with the moment [Skiff] connected with a tortured bear in Laos, the story continues with her successful quest to free him by building the first bear sanctuary in that country,” a press release said. “The stories in this book are about the people Jennifer has met along the way — who, like her, are changing the world for the better one species at a time — and the amazing creatures they encounter.”

Skiff will sign copies of her book on Friday, September 7, at 7 p.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum, located at 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton. Admission is free, but reservations are required. For more information, call (631) 537-9735 or visit