|with great horned owl|
Special thanks to the Norris Woman's Club for inviting me to talk about one of my favorite topics in our universe, and maybe any other universe. But like my hero Carl Sagan, this is the only one I know.
|with barred owl|
|with eastern screech-owl, gray phase|
My new book Ephemeral by Nature: Exploring the Exceptional with a Tennessee Naturalist, due to be published this summer by the University of Tennessee Press, begins with a chapter that might as well be titled "My life with owls."
I have been working with the injured non-releasable nocturnal hunters at Ijams Nature Center for 19 years. And somewhere over the past two decades, I became a gray-phase human.
- Owl photos by Chuck Cooper, Shelley Conklin and Pam Petko-Seus
- Thank you Loretta for arranging the details of my visit to Norris
|Norris Woman's Club (and a few guys)|