The Methow Conservancy’s annual holiday party and Conservation Awards presentation on Tuesday (Dec. 6) at the Winthrop Barn will be followed by “Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls,” a presentation by award-winning wildlife photographer Paul Bannick.
The free events begin with the party at 6 p.m., offering appetizers and drinks, the award presentations, and the Bannick program at 7 p.m.
Bannick will illustrate four different nesting owl species — Northern Pygmy, Burrowing, Great Gray, and Snowy — throughout the course of the year in four distinct habitats, according to a Conservancy press release. In addition to the four featured owls, the 15 other species of North American owls are also depicted throughout the presentation.
Bannick is an award-winning and widely published wildlife photographer specializing in the natural history of North America with a focus on birds and habitat. He has received the Canon Prize of the International Conservation Photography Awards, as well as first place in the “Birds and Their Habitat” category in Audubon magazine’s annual contest. He lives in Seattle.