Winchester Academy program at Waupaca library
Alan Haney will present “Jewels of Nature: Delightful Birds I Have Known” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Hosted by Winchester Academy, the program is free and open to the public.
Haney has been an observer of birds for nearly 40 years. His personal stories will highlight first sightings, humorous observations, unusual behavior and ecologically important characteristics that elevate these birds from dull descriptions to living creatures that share and enrich the world.
Growing up in rural Ohio, Haney developed an early interest in nature. He pursued that interest with a master’s degree from Yale and a doctorate in forest ecology from the New York State University College of Forestry at Syracuse.
In 2005, Haney retired from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, after 40 years of ecology-related teaching and research.
Haney has contributed to numerous technical publications on birds. He has published 12 books, drawing heavily on the years he spent immersed in nature, often far from the beaten track.
Haney’s program is sponsored by Nyles and Genny Eskritt.
Winchester Academy is funded through sponsors and tax-deductible donations.
For more information about Winchester Academy, visit winchesteracademywaupaca.org, follow it on Facebook or contact Executive Director Ann Buerger Linden at 715-258-2927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.