Looking at feathers
Winchester Academy hosts naturalist
Stan Tekiela will present “Feathers: A Beautiful Look at a Bird’s Unique Feature” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Sponsored by Winchester Academy, the program is free and open to the public.
No other covering does all that feathers do.
From the delicate down feathers that keep birds warm to the sturdy flight feathers that allow birds to soar, these structures are something to admire.
Replete with photos and myriad facts about feathers, Tekiela’s presentation will be of interest not just for ornithologists, but for anyone with a passing interest in the feathered beauty of birds.
A naturalist, wildlife photographer and writer, Tekiela is the originator of the popular state-specific field guides.
He has also created nature books, wildlife CDs, children’s books, and puzzles and playing cards presenting species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees and wildflowers in the United States.
Tekiela has been an active naturalist for more than 25 years.
With a bachelor’s degree in natural history from the University of Minnesota, he has received numerous awards for his books and his photographs.
A columnist and radio personality, his syndicated column appears in more than 25 newspapers, and he may be heard on several Midwest radio stations.
Cookies and coffee are served at 6 p.m., and the program begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Winchester Academy is funded through sponsors and tax-deductible donations. This program is sponsored by Rick Johnson.
In conjunction with his visit to Waupaca, Tekiela will also be making a presentation to seventh-grade students at Waupaca Middle School on Tuesday,Nov. 13. He will be speaking about “Lives of the Wolf, Coyote and Fox.”
The school program is sponsored by Winchester Academy’s Selma and Gerald Knoepfel Memorial Fund.
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