Monadnock Ledger-Transcript – Harris Center in Hancock Hosting Falcon Presentation

Published: 06/21/2022 10:47:51

Modified: 06/21/2022 10:47:31

Harris Center for Conservation Education and Hancock Town Library will present “The Hawk’s Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty,” featuring Sy Montgomery and Tianne Strombeck, Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. at the center, 83 Kings Way in Hancock.

Author Sy Montgomery and wildlife photographer Tianne Strombeck will discuss their latest collaboration, “The Hawk’s Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty.” When Montgomery went to spend a day at falconer Nancy Cowan’s farm, which is home to a dozen birds of prey, Cowan allowed her to work with Jazz, a 4-year-old female Harris hawk with a wingspan of more than four. feet.

Over the next few years, Montgomery spent more time with the birds, learning about their abilities and instincts. In her story, featuring 16 pages of color photographs, Montgomery reveals the world of falcons and what they can teach about nature, life and love.

Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary screenwriter and author of 31 non-fiction books for adults and children, including ‘The Hummingbirds’ Gift’, National Book Award finalist ‘The Soul of an Octopus’ and memoir ‘The Good Good Pig”, which was a New York Times bestseller. Her honors include lifetime achievement awards from the Humane Society and the New England Booksellers Association, and she lives in New Hampshire with her husband, writer Howard Mansfield, and a border collie.

Originally trained as an oil painter, Strombeck now creates photographic nature portraits to promote conservation and wildlife education. His work has appeared in numerous books, including Montgomery’s “The Soul of an Octopus”, “Condor Comeback”, “The Hummingbirds’ Gift”, and “The Hawk’s Way”. To see more examples of his work, visit his galleries on

Register by calling the library at 603-525-4411. Masks are encouraged inside the Harris Center. The event is free and open to all.

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