sponsored by the Tiadaghton Audubon Society -- free and open to the public.
Caught in the SNOWstorm
Five years ago saw the largest invasion of snowy owls into the eastern United States in perhaps a century, providing an unprecedented opportunity to learn more about these mysterious Arctic hunters. Author and researcher Scott Weidensaul will share the story of Project SNOWstorm -- how a huge, collaborative, publicly-funded effort focusing on snowy owls came together in a few frantic weeks and grew into one of the largest snowy-owl research projects in the world; it continues to make discoveries and unexpected insights into the life and ecology of this great white raptor.
Scott 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 is "The Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean." Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon, a columnist for Bird Watcher's Digest and writes for a variety of other publications; he lives in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, where he studies the migration of owls and hummingbirds.