Dead Owls Flying: A Story of the Great Gray Owl – Monday, October 22, 2018 

Location:  Douglas Education Service District (ESD) Conference Room, 1871 NE Stephens, Roseburg, Oregon (Conference Room door is just to the right of the main door) 

Biologist and Professor Emeritus Leon R. Powers will share a story of his study of a North American celebrity recluse that lurks right here in the Umpqua Basin. The embodiment of elusiveness, the Great Gray Owl’s rarity only adds to its mystique – prompting its lofty status among birders and wildlife enthusiasts as one of the most sought-after birds in North America. Powers will include a peek into the status of great grays in the Umpqua Basin area.  

Leon R. Powers, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. In addition to various biology courses he taught Birds of Prey classes for 30 years. Currently, he is “Doc Hawk”, nature writer for Boy Scouts’ Boys’ Life Magazine, and is the author of the nonfiction books, A Hawk in the Sun (Ferruginous Hawk), Dead Owls Flying (Great Gray Owl), The Forgotten Expedition (Idaho & Oregon), Doc Hawk Stories for Everyone (a mix of wildlife encounters), and his just released Seven Summers (Flammulated Owl).

Powers will also have available copies of his nonfiction books: Dead Owls Flying, The Forgotten Expedition, Doc Hawk Stories for Everyone, and his new release, Seven Summers.