October 25th Program Meeting: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls with Paul Bannick
Award-winning photographer Paul Bannick will present a new program featuring video, sound, stories from the field, and several dozen new images from his brand-new book Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls. Paul uses intimate yet dramatic images to follow owls through the course of one year and in their distinct habitats.
We will witness the four seasons as each stage in an owl’s life is chronicled through rare images: courtship, mating, and nesting in spring; fledging and feeding of young in summer; dispersal and gaining independence in fall; and, finally, winter’s migrations and competitions for food. His program will show how owls use the unique resources available to them in each habitat to face those challenges. All 19 species found in Canada and the United States are featured in photos and narrative throughout the book, with a special focus on the Northern Pygmy-Owl, Great Gray Owl, Burrowing Owl, and Snowy Owl.
Owl is a stunning follow-up to Bannick’s bestselling title, The Owl and the Woodpecker, giving bird lovers yet another gorgeous photographic tribute, engaging natural history, and compelling call to preserve the habitats that sustain these most iconic of birds.
The Program Meeting on October 25 at 7:30 p.m. is a special book release event co-hosted by Cascades Raptor Center, Lane County Audubon Society, UO’s Environmental Studies Program, and the Environmental & Natural Resources Center at UO School of Law. Location is Room 100, Willamette Hall, UO campus. UO campus map link: https://map.uoregon.edu/