FCAS Presents

JJ Audubon

Great men show politeness in a particular way; a smile suffices to assure you that you are welcome, and keep about their avocations as if you were a member of the family.

J. J. Audubon, engraved by H. B. Hall, based on a painting by Henry Inman. Engraving from The Life of John James Audubon, the Naturalist, edited by his widow. New York: G. P. Putnams' Sons, 1894.

“Owls—Great Horned and Barn”

Presented by Scott Rashid

director of The Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute (CARRI)

Thursday, Sept. 10
Fort Collins Senior Center
1200 Raintree Dr
Fort Collins, CO

Social Time: 7 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m.

Scott Rashid, director of The Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute (CARRI), will present the natural history of the Great Horned Owl from his firsthand accounts of this magnificent bird of prey. Along with the information about Great Horned Owls, Scott also will discuss research findings members of CARRI have documented through the use of live-camera systems placed both inside and outside of an active Barn Owl nest boxes. These cameras have enabled them to document activity of the Barn Owls that would otherwise not be accessible.

Scott has researched Great Horned Owls in Colorado since the late 1990s and in Wisconsin before that. He has monitored many nest-ing pairs from egg laying through incubation and fledging of the young. In addition, he has documented behavior of the adults as they capture and deliver a large variety of prey to the nest and young. Scott also has rehabilitated a number of these owls, information available in his recently released second book, “The Great Horned Owl: An In-depth Study.” Copies of this book will be available for purchase at the program.

Join us on Sept. 10 to learn more about Great Horned and Barn Owls. This program is open to the public.