Meeting Program – Forest Park Owls: Hiding in Plain Sight by Mark H. X. Glenshaw
May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Mark H.X. Glenshaw is an award-winning naturalist who has closely observed and documented the lives of Great Horned Owls in Forest Park, a large urban park in St. Louis, Missouri, since December 2005. Mark’s work with Great Horned Owls involves extensive outreach as each year he gives dozens of talks across Missouri and Illinois (this is his first talk in Kansas!) and leads scores of owl prowls in Forest Park. Mark is a Missouri Master Naturalist and a volunteer for Forest Park Forever. Mark has his bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in communications and journalism from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2006 the Academy of Science-St. Louis presented him the Citizen Scientist Award for his work with owls. Mark’s talk Forest Park Owls: Hiding In Plain Sight, will cover how he found these owls, basic facts about the species, and the different behaviors he has been able to see and document with photos and videos to illustrate these behaviors.