Beauty, mystery and charm of owls evoked during presentation by bird expert

Beauty, mystery and charm of owls evoked during presentation by bird expert

Scott Weidensaul. Photo by Chris DeSorbo.

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Little known facts about the weird night world of owls will be the highlight of a presentation by prominent ornithologist and best-selling author, Scott Weidensaul, on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to learn more about the beauty, mystery and charm of these elusive creatures during a free presentation based on his best-selling book “Owls: Soul of the Night.”

Science is still unlocking many of the secrets of owl biology and ecology, and exciting new discoveries are being made not only about weird tropical species like the stygian owl, but even the most common and widespread owls in American backyards.

Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist “Living on the Wind” about bird migration, “Return to Wild America,” and “The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America.” His newest book, “The Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean,” was published in October 2015.

Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon and writes for a variety of other publications including Bird Watcher's Digest. He lives in Schuylkill County and studies the migration of owls, hummingbirds and songbirds from Maine to Alaska.

The presentation is sponsored by the Lycoming Audubon Society and the Clean Water Institute of Lycoming College.

The program will be held in Room G-11, ground level, of the Heim Biology and Chemistry Building located on the College campus off Mulberry Street. Parking is available in either the Academic Center lot or the Mulberry Street lot, where Little League Boulevard ends at Mulberry Street.

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