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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Audubon program - Greg Miller on his Big Year

A free Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland program featuring Greg Miller on his Big Year.

In 1998, Greg set out for a big year, that is, to see as many species of birds as he could within North American and within the calendar year. It turns out that two other individuals also shared that goal in 1998 and the quest of these three highly competitive bird enthusiasts was chronicled in Mark Obmascik's bestseller "The Big Year." This was recently made into a feature film featuring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black (who plays Greg's part). And although the movie bombed at the box office, the stories behind making the film and the remarkable people that it is based on are fascinating.

Greg will be sharing his passion for birds, his motivation for pursuing the big year as well as his adventures on the road. He will also give some insights into his brush with Hollywood fame.

Doors open at 6:30 with light refreshments.

A free Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland program featuring Greg Miller on his Big Year. In 1998, Greg set out for a big year, that is, to see as many species of birds as he could within North American and within the calendar year. It turns out that two other individuals also shared that goal in 1998 and the quest of these three highly competitive bird enthusiasts was chronicled in Mark Obmascik's bestseller "The Big Year." This was recently made into a feature film featuring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black (who plays Greg's part). And although the movie bombed at the box office, the stories behind making the film and the remarkable people that it is based on are fascinating. Greg will be sharing his passion for birds, his motivation for pursuing the big year as well as his adventures on the road. He will also give some insights into his brush with Hollywood fame. Doors open at 6:30 with light refreshments.

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