Discover owls of New England with bird photographer

Owls of New England

GUILFORD — Discover the owls of New England with photographer Peter Christoph on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Guilford Free Library. Christoph delivers stunning photographs of his favorite owls combined with stories that entertain, educate and inspire the audience.

You’ll learn the secrets Christoph uses to find and photograph these same owls in the wild in their natural habitat. Eight species of expected owls in New England include: Great Horned, Barred, Eastern Screech, Long-eared, Short-eared, Snowy Owl, Northern Saw-whet and the very elusive Barn Owl – the toughest of all to find.

Why are all these owls so successful at hunting? Christoph provides the answer with his beautiful images. He’ll wrap up this exciting program with stunning photos of a rare visitor from the North called the Great Gray Owl.

Christoph is a well-known wildlife advocate, naturalist and award-winning bird photographer based in Lancaster, Mass. He has a great respect for wildlife and through his presentations seeks to raise awareness of the need to conserve bird habitat. Christoph is a member of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists, and is past president of the Camera Club of Central New England. He has been the recipient of many prestigious national and international awards and medals recognizing his photographic talent. Christoph is also responsible for publishing three bird photography books, including his latest “The Art of Bird Photography.”

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Guilford Free Library and is free and open to all. Register by calling 203-453-8282 or visit www.guilfordfreelibrary.org

Connecticut Media Group