About the Event
This year promises to delight our guests with a program by speaker Paul Bannick, an award-winning wildlife photographer specializing in the natural history of North America and birds. (Photo left: Hawk Owl by Paul Bannick).
Mr. Bannick will present a 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. Mr. Bannick uses intimate yet dramatic images to follow owls in their distinct habitats through the course of one year.
You will witness each stage in an owl’s life as it 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 shows how owls use the unique resources available to them in each habitat to face these challenges. Nearly ten years of work in some of the most remote parts of the continent, at the darkest hours of the day, tracking owls as they move through their lives has rewarded Paul with striking images that he uses in his book and presentations.