‘Owl & the Woodpecker’ exhibit opens Saturday at Edmonds Museum

Owl_WoodpeckerA new Edmonds Historical Museum exhibit, “The Owl & the Woodpecker in Washington,” opens this Saturday, Feb. 2, featuring the work of award-winning photographer, author, conservationist and Washington resident Paul Bannick.

The exhibit examines the intertwined life histories of owls and woodpeckers and the unique roles they have played in defining and enriching their often-threatened habitats. The exhibit also features local information provided by the Edmonds Community Backyard Wildlife Habitat Project and the National Wildlife Federation.

Based on Bannick’s book “The Owl and the Woodpecker,” the exhibit features 15 extraordinary photographic prints of owl and woodpecker species found in the Pacific Northwest, together with engaging text panels, and vivid birdcalls and drumming sound recordings by audio-naturalist Martyn Stewart. “The Owl & the Woodpecker in Washington”―a traveling exhibit from the Burke Museum, Seattle―is on display at the Edmonds Historical Museum from Feb. 2 to April 14.

“The Owl & the Woodpecker in Washington” was organized by the Burke Museum, University of Washington, and created with Paul Bannick and Braided River, a partner of The Mountaineers Books.

The Edmonds Historical Museum is located at 118 5th Ave. N. in downtown Edmonds.  It is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1-4 p.m.  Suggested donation is $5 per adult and $2 per child.  For more information, go to historicedmonds.org.

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