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— The Okanogan Highlands Alliance will offer an educational presentation, “The Squirrel World of the Pacific Northwest” on Friday at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.

There will be a dinner benefitting the Community Cultural Center at 5 p.m., followed by the presentation with desserts, tea and coffee at 6:30 p.m.

Wildlife author and photographer David Moskowitz will show photography, share stories from the field and provide information about a variety of squirrel species.

“So much of our wildlife works hard to disappear into the landscape,” Moskowitz said. “However, generally being active by day — and often quite noisy and living in very conspicuous places — squirrels stand out. But how often do we actually take the time to really observe them, beyond being curious about what they are barking at in the woods, or maybe annoyed with them at our bird feeder?

“One of the things I like the most about squirrels is they are a relatively easy entry into the world of wildlife biology and wildlife watching, no matter where people live in our region.”

Moskowitz is a professional wildlife tracker, photographer and outdoor educator.

He is the author of two books, “Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest” and “Wolves in the Land of Salmon.”

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