Saturday, November 19th, 2016, at 2-3:30 pm

Mark H.X. Glenshaw, an award-winning naturalist, returns to the O’Fallon Public Library. Mark has been observing, documenting, and doing outreach with Great Horned Owls in Forest Park since December 2005. Learn what Mark has been able to observe and document including: mating, nest selection, feeding of the owlets, fledging and gradual maturation of owlets, and the dispersal of the owlets with photos and videos to illustrate these behaviors. You will be amazed at the delights and challenges these owls have when they raise their families. Please join us for a fascinating insight into one of the most successful predators in the Americas.

To learn more, visit Mark’s blog, Forest Park Owls.

The owls and his work with them has received regular attention from regional media outlets, including a recent feature on St. Louis Public Radio. Other outlets have covered Mark’s work as well: The St. Louis-Post Dispatch, St. Louis Magazine, The Belleville News-Democrat, The Edwardsville Intelligencer, KWMU St. Louis Public Radio, KBIA, Mid-Missouri Public Radio, KMOV St. Louis, and KTVI St. Louis Fox 2.

He leads dozens of owl prowls each year in Forest Park. He also gives scores of talks each year across Missouri and Illinois to different groups ranging from natural history/conservation organizations, to schools, to public libraries. He was awarded the Citizen Scientist Award for the 2006 St. Louis Bioblitz by the Academy of Science-St. Louis. Mark is a certified Missouri Master Naturalist and a volunteer for Forest Park Forever. A native of Washington, D.C. and a dual citizen of the United States and South Africa, Mark has his bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in communications and journalism from Washington University in St Louis.

Refreshments will be provided.

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