Owls - A Story of Hope


January 17, 2018

TIP FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER: PROTECT HABITAT – Ask Paul Bannick questions on Jan. 27. He not only “captured” this short eared owl hunting at sunset, he wrote the book – two books – on owls and wants to share his hopes for your help in protecting them – and us, too.  – Photo courtesy of Paul Bannick

Above everything, Paul Bannick is a good storyteller. It’s a skill the noted naturalist and photographer has been honing since childhood.

As a boy in Bellevue, Bannick loved exploring the fields and woods near his home. But when development began to overtake the wild spaces he enjoyed, Bannick was deeply moved by the loss of wildlife and diversity of animals in his neighborhood. He witnessed firsthand how development was impacting the place he called home. It triggered a desire in him to tell others the story of the natural world he so deeply appreciated.

It’s not surprising Bannick lea...

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