If Larry Weeks’ very popular but fleeting “Birds on a Stick” segments at our monthly chapter meeting leave you wanting more, be sure to attend our September meeting. Larry will be our keynote speaker presenting his talk entitled Skinned Birds of Montana. For the majority of our meeting you will get to view the many birds in Larry’s collection, hear about his technique for preparing the birds and learn about the history behind several of the specimens.
Larry was born and raised in upstate New York. He attended the College of Forestry at Syracuse University and obtained BS and MS degrees in pulp and paper technology. He went to work at the pulp mill near Missoula in 1963 and remained there for 32 years. Larry has been an active member of Five Valleys Audubon for over 20 years and offers his time and expertise in countless ways including scheduling and leading field trips and providing educational opportunities to adults through his annual birding workshops and to school children in the classroom. He also oversees the Christmas bird count and the Birdathon, a major fundraiser for Five Valleys Audubon. Larry has been skinning birds for 15 years and has a permit from the US Fish & Wildlife Service to possess the birds in his collection.
Join us on Monday, September 9, 2019 to hear all about Larry’s fascinating work preserving these incredible creatures. The meeting will be held at 7:00 PM in Rm 123 of the Gallagher Business Building on the University of Montana campus.