What’s it like to try to get to know a flying dinosaur?
Filmmaker Judy Irving (“The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill”) follows a wayward California brown pelican from her “arrest” on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores pelicans’ nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration, and survival challenges.
The film is about wildness: how close can we get to a wild animal without taming or harming it?
Why do we need wildness in our lives, and how can we protect it?
Pelican Dreams, a theatrical feature, stars “Gigi” (for Golden Gate) and Morro (a backyard pelican with an injured wing).
Steven Scott is a photonaturalist blogger based in Florida and Maine. He has surveyed butterflies with Earthwatch Institute in the mountains of Vietnam, tagged juvenile snook with Mote Marine Laboratory in the mangroves of Florida and filmed a BioBlitz insect survey in Acadia National Park. A registered nurse and retired Army officer, Steven believes man is an integral part of nature and travels annually to Vietnam with humanitarian medical teams from Vets With a Mission.