Monday, January 25, 2021

Wildlife For Everyone Foundation: PA Wildlife Gala April 23, Owl Expert, Acclaimed Writer Scott Weidensaul Is Guest Speaker

On January 25, the
Wildlife For Everyone Foundation announced Scott Weidensaul, acclaimed writer, lecturer and field researcher on topics of ornithology and natural history, will be the guest speaker at the third annual Pennsylvania Wildlife Gala held at the Wyndham Garden State College on April 23. 

Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds.” 

He is an active field researcher, studying saw-whet owl migration for more than two decades, as well as winter hummingbirds, bird migration in Alaska, and the winter movements of snowy owls through Project SNOWstorm, which he co-founded.

Weidensaul is a founder of the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art in Millersburg, Dauphin County, and has served as its research director since 1998. He is Interim Chair of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Berks County, and directs the ornithology program for National Audubon’s Hog Island Center on the coast of Maine.

A native of Pennsylvania, Weidensaul started his writing career as a weekly columnist for the Pottsville Republican. He left that post in 1988 to pursue a freelance writing career in nature and wildlife. 

Today, Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon, a columnist for Bird Watcher’s Digest and writes for a variety of other publications including Living Bird.

A dynamic speaker, Weidensaul will share the story of Project SNOWstorm, an international collaborative research project that he helped to organize in 2013 to take advantage of the large influx of snowy owls into the eastern United States. Project SNOWstorm continues to make discoveries about the life and ecology of the Snowy Owl.

Tickets to the Pennsylvania Wildlife Gala are $125 per person. Proceeds benefit the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation’s mission to promote wildlife conservation and education in Pennsylvania. Questions should be directed to 814-238-8138. RSVP by March 27.

For more information on programs, initiatives, upcoming events and how you can get involved, visit the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation website.  Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

The Foundation promotes wildlife conservation and education in Pennsylvania and supports projects for  wildlife and wetland habitat improvement, creek and lake restoration and to increase student educational opportunities.

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[Posted: January 25, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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