Discover the Owls of New England with Peter Christoph

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Published: 8/11/2019 9:39:11 PM
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ATHOL — A program, “Discover the Owls of New England” with award-winning photographer, Peter Christoph, will be hosted by the Athol Public Library on Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. 

In this captivating presentation, Christoph shares stunning photographs of his favorite owls and stories that entertain, educate, and inspire the audience. You'll learn the secrets he uses to find and photograph these owls in the wild. Learn about great horned, barred, and eastern screech owls, (all year-round residents and fairly easy to spot), long-eared, short-eared, and snowy, (winter migrants), and northern saw-whet owls which are quite small and rarely seen.

Christoph is a prominent New England wildlife photographer, speaker, and author from Lancaster. Many winters ago he built a rustic cabin along a river in an area known as the North Quabbin Woods. It was from this base camp that he developed both his love for birds and his skills in photographing them.

Christoph’s passion for capturing birds in their natural habitat, his technical excellence, and his artistic vision are revealed in his compelling images. His bird images have received widespread exposure in several magazines. By sharing his photos, he hopes to help people appreciate, respect, and assist in the conservation of these birds. Christoph has taken a special interest in helping to restore the declining American kestrel population in Massachusetts by installing several kestrel boxes in collaboration with Mass Audubon, the MA Division of Fish and Wildlife, and the Trustees of Reservations.

Through his presentations, Christoph seeks to raise awareness of the need to conserve bird habitat. He has presented at photography groups nationally and locally, including the Photographic Society of America, New England Camera Club Council, and several camera clubs throughout New England. He is a regular speaker for the Appalachian Mountain Club, Mass Audubon, and the National Wildlife Refuge System, as well as numerous birding clubs and dozens of libraries. He is Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists, and is past president of the Camera Club of Central New England. He has been the recipient of many prestigious national and international awards and gold medals recognizing his photographic talent. He has also published three bird photography books, including his latest “The Art of Bird Photography.”

Learn more at his website:

Registration is required by calling 978-249-9515.

The program is made possible with funding from the Friends of the Athol Public Library.

Light refreshments will be available.



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