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Owls of the Eastern Ice by Jonathan C. Slaght (Virtual Book Event)

September 14, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Land Conservancy is pleased to partner with the Kirtland Bird Club of Northeast Ohio to host a virtual presentation and chat with author Jonathan C. Slaght about his book, Owls of the Eastern Ice: The Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl.

From 2006-2010, Jonathan Slaght studied Blakiston’s fish owls in Russia for his Ph.D. degree at the University of Minnesota. Slaght’s memoir of his experiences, called Owls of the Eastern Ice, was published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in summer 2020 to acclaim. It was named a New York Times Notable Book for 2020, longlisted for a 2020 National Book Award, one of the ten best books of 2020 by the Wall Street Journal, and won the 2021 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. Here, he will describe the owls and his project, including vivid details of the adventures and struggles described in the book, and on-going conservation efforts with this endangered species.

We have partnered with local bookshop Loganberry Books to offer Owls of the Eastern Ice complete with a signed bookplate from the author. Purchase your copy TODAY: https://store.loganberrybooks.com/owls-eastern-ice-quest-find-and-save-worlds-largest-owl

Event details:
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
6:30 – 7:30 pm Eastern Time
A zoom link will be sent to registrants

This virtual event is brought to you through a partnership between the Kirtland Bird Club of Northeast Ohio and Western Reserve Land Conservancy.

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Jonathan C. Slaght, Ph.D.

Dr. Slaght is the Director of Conservation for the Russia Program of the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). His duties include strategic planning, oversight, and technical support for the development and implementation of conservation priorities in Russia, with a focus on Amur tigers, leopards, Blakiston’s fish owls, and other iconic wildlife.

Slaght’s writings have been featured in The New York Times, Audubon Magazine, and The Guardian, among other outlets, and in 2016 he translated a 1921 Russian classic by Vladimir Arsenyev called Across the Ussuri Kray for Indiana University Press. Owls of the Eastern Ice was his first book.





Organizer: Renee Boronka, rboronka@wrlandconservancy.org, 216-533-8761.



September 14, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Renee Boronka