First Tuesday Lectures
December 6th: Holiday Social & First Tuesday Program "Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls" with award-winning photographer and author Paul Bannick, 6:00-8:30pm at the Winthrop Barn (The program begins at 7:00pm), free.
In Owl, Paul Bannick uses his intimate and dramatic images to illustrate four different nesting owl species - Northern Pygmy, Burrowing, Great Gray, and Snowy - throughout the course of the year in four distinct habitats. Each stage in an owl’s life is chronicled: courtship, mating, and nesting in spring; fledging and feeding of young in summer; dispersal and learning independence in fall; and, finally, winter’s migration. Unusual irruptions and the everyday struggle to survive are also covered.
In addition to the four featured owls, the fifteen other species of North American owls are generously depicted throughout the presentation; Bannick’s startling images reflect their shared behaviors as well as some surprising exceptions and adaptations. More than just a backdrop, the four featured owl habitats—forest, grassland and steppe, boreal, and Arctic—reveal wildly rich stories of their own.
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 a compelling call to preserve the habitats that sustain these most iconic of birds.
Paul Bannick is an award-winning and widely published wildlife photographer specializing in the natural history of North America with a focus on birds and habitat. He has received the Canon Prize of the International Conservation Photography Awards, as well as first place in the “Birds and Their Habitat” category in Audubon magazine's annual contest. He lives in Seattle; learn more at www.paulbannick.com.
The free event is on Tuesday, December 6th at the Winthrop Barn. The evening begins at 6:00pm with a holiday party, featuring free appetizers and drinks. The Methow Conservancy will also announce the recipients of their annual Conservation Awards.
January 10th (note: 2nd Tuesday!): Methow Conservancy “First Tuesday” Program with the Bondi Family on their recent conservation-based trip to Tanzania, 7:00-8:30pm, free, location TBA.
February 7th: Methow Conservancy “First Tuesday” Program with Bullitt Foundation Environmental Prize winner Carol Bogezi, 7:00-8:30pm, free, location TBA.
March 7th: “Living in the Era of Megafires“, a multi-media presentation lead by Dr. Paul Hessburg, 7:00-8:30pm, free, location TBA.
April 11th (note: 2nd Tuesday!): “Alchemy of Herbs" with local herbalist Rosalee de la Foret, 7:00-8:30pm, free, location TBA.
May 2nd: “Tides” with Jonathan White, 7:00-8:30pm, free, location TBA