The final lecture in the 2014-2015 The World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series series is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 and features Ram Papish, wildlife artist, biologist and author in a talk titled “Seabirds of the Falkland Islands.”

Ram is a professional bird enthusiast, who combines his education in fine art with his experiences working as a field biologist to create artistic and accurate wildlife images.

For 20+ field seasons, Ram studied birds and other wildlife in at many exciting locations around the globe. In 2012 he retired from the “bio bum” lifestyle to concentrate on his first love: wildlife art. He has also authored and illustrated two children’s books: The Little Fox and The Little Seal, published by University of Alaska Press. His illustrations appear in many books and publications, including the California Condors in the Pacific Northwest and Handbook of Oregon Birds.

Ram also enjoys writing mysteries, acting in Shakespeare plays, international travel, fantasy football and watching musicals. He lives in Toledo, Oregon on six wooded acres with his fabulous wife, eight bird feeders, eight nest boxes, eighteen chickens and one Chia pet.

This night will be the final lecture in the 2014-2015 series and will be the kick-off to the 30th year anniversary activities of Haystack Rock Awareness Program.

Friends of Haystack Rock supports the Haystack Rock Awareness Program in cooperation with the City of Cannon Beach, promoting the preservation and protection of the intertidal life and birds that inhabit the Marine Garden and the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock. The Friends also serve to educate local residents as well as visitors to the region.

To learn more about Friends of Haystack Rock, visit website: www.friendsofhaystackrock.org.

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