Opens May 9 through August 20, 2015Whatcom Museum | Lightcatcher, 250 Flora StreetFeaturing 25 large-format, framed color prints by Seattle photographer and author Paul Bannick, The Owl & the Woodpecker introduces museum visitors to the most important species of owls and woodpeckers in North America. Using spectacular photos, informative text, and evocative audio recordings to illustrate how these birds define and enrich the specific habitats on which they depend, the exhibition highlights the critical importance of conserving those habitats. Bird calls and woodpecker drumming sounds are provided by audio-naturalist Martyn Stewart, who has recorded more than 200,000 bird sounds worldwide. The Owl & the Woodpecker: Photographs by Paul Bannick was organized by the Burke Museum, University of Washington, created with Paul Bannick and Braided River, a partner of The Mountaineers Books. Members' preview event takes place Sat., May 9, 10am-noon at Old City Hall.