Save the Dates: 3 Upcoming Book Events

Raptor Trust Screenshot 2023-11-20 at 7.33.22 AMI have three upcoming Screech Owl Companion events of note:

On Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. I will give a screech owl talk and sign books in Allendale's Borough Borough Hall. The talk is sponsored by the Lee Memorial Library and the Allendale Garden Club. I will have several beautiful mounted Celery Farm prints by Jerry Barrack for sale.

On Saturday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m., I will give a screech owl talk and sign books at Wild Birds Unlimited on Route 17 South in Paranus.

On Sunday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., I will be part of The Raptor Trust's Owl-a-palooza. Here's The Raptor Trust's write-up: "Owl Booked Up: Meet author Jim Wright, whose latest book The Screech Owl Companion just came out, for an informal book signing and open house. Kids can make an owl ornament!" The Raptor Trust is located at Whitebridge Road in Millington, N.J.

All three events are free and open to the public.

Coot, Mon!

John Pastore shared this photo he took on Thursday at the CF.

"Just one, who appeared to act as though he thinks himself to be a mallard (judging by the company he was keeping)," sez John.

(Thanks, John!)


A Very Cool Find @ My Screech Talk

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The other night, I gave a talk on my screech owl book for Hasbrouck Heights' Free Public Library and the town's Garden Club.

The turnout was great, the audience was engaging, and I enjoyed myself immensely. There was even an owl in the room -- but not the type you'd expect.

The owl was a "Meeting Owl 3" from Owl Labs.

The device has a center-of-room camera/microphone that zooms in on speakers’ faces for a face-to-face view.

As you can see, it even looks like an owl.

You can read more here:

How cool is that?

Jerry Barrack Nature Prints for Sale

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To raise money for two worthy charities, ace nature photographer Jerry Barrack is donating a few dozen awesome nature photos (some mounted) to raise money for The Raptor Trust and Animal Friends of Franklin Lakes.
The prints include some photos from our Celery Farm book and the new Screech Owl Companion.
I will sell them at my book talks for the Oakland Public Library tonight and (I hope) the Hasbrouck Heights Free Public Library and the Hasbrouck Heights Garden Club on Wednesday night.
Thank you, Jerry!