What An Owl Knows

Date Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 6pm

Location: Zoom

Human’s fascination with owls was first documented in the cave paintings at Chauvet in southern France. With their forward gaze and quiet flight, owls are often a symbol of wisdom, knowledge, and foresight. But what does an owl really know? And what do we really know about owls? Some 260 species of owls reside on every continent except Antarctica, but they are far more difficult to find and study than other birds because they are cryptic, camouflaged, and mostly active at night. Jennifer Ackerman explores the rich biology and natural history of owls and examines remarkable new scientific discoveries about their brains and behavior.

About Our Speaker

Jennifer Ackerman has been writing about nature and science for three decades. Her latest book, What an Owl Knows:  The New Science of the World’s Most Enigmatic Birds is a New York Times bestseller. Her previous books include The Genius of Birds (2016) and The Bird Way (2020). Both have been numerous awards.

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