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Natural History Museum: Crow Watching
July 27, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm$10 – $20
Thursday, July 27th from 1:30 – 2:30 pm
June Hunter has been a photographer of crows for many years and, in the course of creating hundreds of crow portraits, she has come to know her subjects very well. Becoming acquainted with several crow families in her East Vancouver neighborhood has led to insights into crow personality, nesting habits, family ties, seasonal behavior and individual quirks. June’s talk, accompanied by her photographs, will pull back the curtain on the crow world and help you understand some of that seemingly inexplicable crow behavior. You will also get some tips on how to tell one crow from another, and how to start following the fascinating crow stories going on all around you.
Born in the north of England, June grew up in an extremely urban environment of rusting docklands and fragments of Roman Wall. After studying Anglo-Saxon poetry at Bangor University in North Wales she moved to a remote part of central BC. There, she hand-built a cabin and worked as a tree planter for several years. By the 1980’s she’d found a happy medium between extremes of urban and wilderness, living in Vancouver with her family, studying art and working in graphic design.
For the past decade and a half she has been a full-time artist. Most of her bird photographs are taken in the few blocks around her urban home.
June is a great believer in seeing the beauty wherever you find yourself and in celebrating the epic within the ordinary.
Her work has been exhibited in the UK and Canada and is sold around the world via her web site: www.junehunter.com
She records some of her insights into urban nature on her popular blog: www.urbannature.blog
Cost: Sliding scale: $10 – $20 for adults. Children attend free. Refreshments provided.