October 6, 2008

Lecture on Owls Scheduled in Belfast

BELFAST - Noted local bird authority Seth Benz will present "Embodied Silence: An Evening About Owls" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Belfast Free Library.

Benz will explore some of what is known about owls living in the region, the myth and mystery surrounding them, their beauty, habits and habitats. He also will discuss the human association with owls, reaching back to the dawn of history and how, through owls, humankind has sought a more perfect sensory awareness of the world.

Benz is director of Maine Audubon's Hog Island Center and Camp in Bremen. He also has been an interpretive naturalist at Acadia National Park and a seabird specialist with Project Puffin. He has added his knowledge and enthusiasm for birds on the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition's regular Bird Bus trips. Benz has published articles on environmental education, migration of birds of prey, avian living and island research.

This PowerPoint presentation is another in the series of monthly educational meetings sponsored by the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition. The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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