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Forest Park Owls: Hiding in Plain Sight

Event Type: Science / Math
Age Group(s): Adult, Teen
Date: 6/27/2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description:
 Mark H.X. Glenshaw is an award-winning, amateur naturalist who has closely observed and documented the lives of a mated pair of Great Horned Owls in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri since December 2005. During this time, he has observed and documented a vast range of behaviors including hunting, mating, nest-site selection and rearing of young. He shares his work on his blog, Forest Park Owls, http://forestparkowls.blogspot.com/

The owls and his work with them has received regular from regional media outlets including The St. Louis-Post Dispatch, St. Louis Magazine, The Belleville News-Democrat, KWMU St. Louis Public Radio , KBIA, Mid-Missouri Public Radio, KMOV St. Louis, and KTVI St. Louis Fox 2.

He leads dozens of owl prowls each year in Forest Park as well giving talks across Missouri and Illinois to different groups ranging from natural history/conservation organizations to schools to public libraries. He was awarded the Citizen Scientist Award for the 2006 St. Louis Bioblitz by the Academy of Science-St. Louis. Mark is a certified Missouri Master Naturalist and a volunteer for Forest Park Forever.

Mark’s talk, Forest Park Owls: Hiding In Plain Sight, will cover how he found these owls, basic facts about the species, and the different behaviors he has been able to see and document with photos and videos to illustrate these behaviors.
Library: Spencer Road Branch    Map
Location: SP Multipurpose Room 112
Presenter: Mark Glenshaw
Status: Closed


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