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. 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.
In addition to our dynamic presenter, we will have a silent auction, raffle and dessert sales ($5) during the social hour, starting at 6:00 PM. Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM.
We hope you'll join us for this annual event, which raises funds for numerous GEAS programs, including Bird by Bird, New Roots, and Blacks Creek Bird Reserve.
(Photo: Hawk Owl by Paul Bannick)