“Phantom of the Opterans – the Flammulated Owl”

 Date:  Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

 Time: 7:00 p.m.

 Location:  Roseburg Public Library, Ford Room

 Back by popular demand – Biologist and Professor Emeritus Leon R. Powers

Dr. Leon Powers will provide an up-close and personal look into the life and trials of this tiny and seldom-seen owl and why it is his top choice for “Who’s Whoo of Northwest Owls.”

By the way, if you are an Andrew Lloyd Webber fan (as is Dr. Powers) and the title confuses you, “opterans” is a play on words relating to this insect-eating owl, and the fact that most groups of insects it dines on have the “-opteran” suffix: – coleopteran (beetles), lepidopteran (moths/butterflies) and orthopteran (crickets, grasshoppers), etc.

 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.