Owls in our Backyards! Stake, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, will offer the a presentation about owls, a subject of particular interest as Central Coast residents attempt to deal with our ubiquitous, destructive rodents.

Stake attended the University of Nebraska, adding a few eastern birds to his "life list," for his undergraduate degree and received his Masters at U. of Missouri. While with The Nature Conservancy at Fort Hood, Texas he monitored endangered Black-capped Vireos and Golden-cheeked Warblers and he later assisted with research projects in the Bahamas, Australia, Peru and Ecuador. He now holds a Masters and has completed five years of avian research projects with Hawks Aloft in Albuquerque. Stake has also worked with power companies and agencies to help resolve avian issues associated with power lines.

Tralee Johnson