Join naturalist Leigh Calvez for a presentation on the hidden lives of owls. Leigh makes the science entertaining and accessible through the stories of the people who study these birds in the wild and her own avian adventures in the field. She trails snowy owls on the Alaskan tundra; hikes through tangled old-growth forests to find rare spotted owls; captures charismatic burrowing owls on the derelict Umatilla Chemical Depot; and helps to save a family of great gray owls in the Blue Mountains of Oregon. Join us for this owling adventure and learn about these elusive birds that have fascinated us for millennia.
Leigh Calvez is the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Hidden Lives of Owls: The Science and Spirit of Nature’s Most Elusive Birds. Her second book, The Breath of a Whale, also published by Sasquatch Books, is a 2019 Silver Nautilus Book Award winner. Leigh’s work has also been published in American Nature Writing: 2003 by Fulcrum Books and in an anthology for Sierra Club Books entitled Between Species: Celebrating the Dolphin-Human Bond. She has written articles and essays, published in the Smithsonian Magazine, High Country News, Ecologist, Ocean Realm, Christian Science Monitor, Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and Bainbridge Island Magazine.