Mark H. X. Glenshaw is an award-winning, amateur naturalist who has closely observed and documented the lives of a mated pair of Great Horned Owls in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri, since December 2005. During this time, he has observed and documented a vast range of behaviors including hunting, mating, nest-site selection, and rearing of young. He shares his work on his blog, Forest Park Owls, http://forestparkowls.blogspot.com/. His work has been featured in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Magazine, St. Louis on the Air on KWMU 90.7, KTVI Fox 2, The West End Word, and Show-Me Missouri. He frequently leads tours, called owl prowls, of the owls’ territory for interested individuals and small groups as well as for formal events and groups such as the St. Louis BioBlitz, Wonders of the Outdoor World–St. Louis, Missouri Department of Conservation, Fontbonne University, and Washington University in St. Louis.
Mark also regularly gives talks on the owls and his work with them and has done so for several Audubon Society chapters in Missouri and Illinois, the Webster Groves Nature Study Society, and Missouri Nature & Environmental Photographers, as well as schools and public libraries in the St. Louis area, among others. He was awarded the Citizen Scientist Award for the 2006 St. Louis BioBlitz by the Academy of Science–St. Louis. Mark is a certified Missouri Master Naturalist and a volunteer for Forest Park Forever.
Mark’s talk, Forest Park Owls: Hiding in Plain Sight, will cover how he found these owls, basic facts about the species, and the various behaviors he has been able to see and document with photos and videos to illustrate these behaviors. Register at 1-800-613-3163.
Join us for our summer 2014 semester of special events. These events are great for all ages, and they’re all free of charge. All programs do require registration. To register, call 1-800-613-3163. Unless otherwise stated, all programs will be held in 225 Alton Square Mall, upper level.
NOTE: We are in a new location for our performance events. 225 Alton Square Mall is located on the east side of the mall, on the second floor between the escalators and J.C. Penney.
REMINDER: Often program registration fills up and rolls over to a waiting list. If you are not going to attend a program that you are signed up for, PLEASE call 1-800-613-3163 and let us know so we can fill your reservation from the waiting list.