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Koval returns to the Dietrich Theater

February 17. 2013 4:42AM

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Have you ever been surprised by an encounter in the wild with a snake, bird, insect or mammal? On Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m., Rick Koval will bring to the screen many such encounters through his photographs in his presentation of Camouflage and Mimicry: What You See Isn't What You See at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. This will be an interactive presentation, encouraging extra careful viewing of Rick's photos illustrating camouflage. Sponsored by the Overlook Estate Foundation, this free presentation is for all ages.

Rick Koval is known not only as a presenter, but also as a staff naturalist and occasional co-host on the popular WNEP-TV show Pennsylvania Outdoor Life. He is also the head naturalist for Skytop Lodge in the Poconos and outdoor writer for the Pocono Record.

In the last few years, he has presented at the Dietrich Theater on Reptiles and Amphibians of Northeast Pennsylvania to full theater audiences. Sharing vivid photographs, he always engages the audience with his descriptions and stories.

This time his subject will fascinate young and old alike as he invites the audience to see what you don't see. Animal camouflage and mimicry encourages looking at nature with new eyes. Are you looking at a scene of tree or is there a creature in plain sight, but you don't see it because it is so well camouflaged?

Rick Koval has been intrigued with all aspects of nature most of his life. Subjects that he has pursued and become knowledgeable about are as diverse as snakes, salamanders, frogs and turtles. But that's not all. He is also an expert on birds including owls and eagles and wildflowers including native orchids of Pennsylvania. Recently his successful search for freshwater jellyfish could be viewed on Pennsylvania Outdoor Life. All aspects of nature seem to invite adventure to Rick.

For information or to reserve free tickets for this presentation call 570.996.1500 or pick them up at the ticket booth. Tickets will be available at the door as long as they are available.

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