Annual Dinner - March 8, 2022- Denver Holt on Owls
Owls are arguably the most widely recognized group of animals in the world. We recognize 268 species worldwide. They occur on all continents except Antarctica and have populated even the most remote islands, including Hawaii. Owl fossils date back to the Paleocene era and native cultures around the world are rich with stories and myths surrounding them. Yet, despite their worldwide distribution and cultural popularity, owls can be rather difficult to find—in fact most people will never see a wild owl in their lifetime. Why are they so hard to find? Adaptations. Owls have evolved many specialized traits and adaptations to help them survive. Please join us for the March dinner meeting as world-renowned owl expert Denver Holt uncovers and explains these many adaptations. Mr. Holt is the founder and president of The Owl Research Institute based in Charlo, Montana. He has been studying owls and their ecology since 1978 and is one of the world’s leading experts in the field. He has published over 100 research papers and has contributed to documentaries, books and magazines for National Geographic, BBC’s Planet Earth series, The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine and PBS. In 2018, he received the prestigious Chandler S. Robbins Award from the American Birding Association for his lifelong dedication to owl conservation, education, and research.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY. The March Dinner Meeting is on Tuesday, March 8 at Big Spring Country Club, 5901 Dutchman’s Lane. A cash bar will be available from 6:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. A vegetarian entrée will be on the menu but for any other dietary needs please indicate them on the reservation form. The price for the dinner this year is $42. There is a dress code at Big Spring CC. Collared shirts for the gentlemen must be worn at all times. Casual dress is permitted as long as it is tasteful. There will be a field trip on Wednesday morning, March 9 at 9:00 a.m. for BBC members, at the Anchorage Trail. Reservations are required. See the reservation form in the February newsletter. Because COVID19 still poses a threat and in order to protect our members and guests, it is respectfully and strongly recommended that masks be worn at all times when not eating or drinking.
PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE FOR MAKING RESERVATIONS IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2. ALL CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE OUT TO BECKHAM BIRD CLUB. REFUNDS ARE NOT GUARANTEED AFTER THE DEADLINE.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS WITH THE DINNER RESERVATIION. SEND IT TO THE BBC POST OFFICE BOX WITH THE RENEWAL FORM FOUND ON THE BBC WEBSITE. The club wishes to recognize and thank the Louisville Audubon Society for its generous support of the dinner meeting.