Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Tom Fudge : Owls. They are wild birds of prey, which like other winged raptors, play well with our imaginations. In the case of the owl, it's large head and stern, serious gaze makes it look, to us, like an judgmental creature endowed with wisdom. That has resulted in many popular literary and movie characters such as Owl, in the Pooh stories of A.A. Milne.
Of course, the reality of owl life is a bit different. And here in San Diego we have no shortage of opportunity to observe owls. We often hear their screeching calls outside our windows at night as they nest in palm trees.
Stacey O'Brien, Nancy Conney and her barn owl will be at Warwick's bookstore in La Jolla on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 7:30 p.m.
- Stacey O'Brien , biologist and author of the memoir: "Wesley the Owl - The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl."
- Nancy Conney , director of Sky Hunters , a Lakeside-side based non-profit organization that rescues sick, injured and orphaned raptors, and educates the community about preservation of our local wildlife.