Thursday, March 21st, 7:00 pm at the Hunter Conservatory’s Kimball Theatre, Whitman College (SE corner of Park and Boyer Streets)
Owls are fascinating avian predators. Whales are the largest creatures on the planet. Wonder what they have in common? Join naturalist and nature writer, Leigh Calvez, for an amazing look into the lives of these seemingly disparate species. Leigh will discuss the biology and ecology of owls and whales, as well as sharing a few of her wild encounters along the way.
Leigh Calvez is the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Hidden Lives of Owls: The Science and Spirit of Nature’s Most Elusive Birds. Leigh’s work has also been published in American Nature Writing: 2003 by Fulcrum Books and in an anthology for Sierra Club Books entitled Between Species: Celebrating the Dolphin-Human Bond. She has written articles and essays for Smithsonian Magazine, High Country News, the Ecologist, the Christian Science Monitor, Ocean Realm, the Seattle Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Bainbridge Island Magazine and Salish Magazine. Leigh’s second book The Breath of a Whale: The Science and Spirit of Pacific Ocean Giants was published by Sasquatch Books in February.