OCTOBER 2022 - "EXPLORING THE MYSTERY OF OWLS"
Speaker: Izzy Edwards
Date: October 11, 2022
Program Description: Have you ever been curious about owls? If you would like to learn more about these mysterious nocturnal birds, please join our October program. We will be doing a deep dive into owl photography and life history with Izzy Edwards. Follow along as Izzy shares her journey learning to find and photograph these elusive raptors, her experiences with owl conservation work, and the ethical issues of approaching such sensitive animals without harming or distressing them. Learn what photographers and birders can do to minimize their impacts to these amazing birds.
Speaker Bio: Isabelle (Izzy) Edwards is a 19-year-old nature photographer based in Maple Valley, Washington. Izzy has been passionate about wildlife her whole life and she is especially drawn to owls. She has devoted the past 4 years to locating, observing and photo-documenting owls and has become an accomplished owl photographer. In 2020 she succeeded in the amazing feat of encountering all 19 unique American owl species. She has participated in the Global Owl Project and hands on burrowing owl conservation. She teaches about the life history of owls at schools and organizations throughout the country.