Sunday, February 26, 2012
International Festival of Owls
We know a few of the honorees names but one you may not know is Denver Holt. Holt and his Owl Research Institute have 25 years worth of data collected on owls in Montana and around the world. Western Montana raptor researcher Denver Holt has been named a “Champion of Owls” by peers affiliated with the 10th annual International Festival of Owls.
Denver stands out head and shoulders in North America for getting the public involved with wildlife, he has replaced the typical “owl-on-a-fist-in-a-classroom” lectures with field trips that introduce people to owl foraging areas, nesting sites and seasonal activity.
The different awards recognize the small-scale dedication of owl enthusiasts as well as the multi-discipline efforts of professional researchers. All these people have literally dedicated their lives to owls.
The Houston Nature Center in Minnesota hosts the festival on