Saturday, January 30, 2010

Owl Prowls

In the winter a young owl's fancy turns to thoughts of love!

Come join us before it's too late.  Owl Prowls consist of a short classroom presentation during which you will meet some of our resident owls and get a really close look.

You'll learn some of the amazing facts about these denizens of the night--such as, which owl can dispose of 25,000 mice in a single year?  Which owls might I encounter in a Missouri woods?  Which owl is concerned about your cooking habits?

During the classroom portion of this program you will learn how to hoot, and then we will proceed outside, along with a veteran naturalist, to walk the sanctuary's trails in the dark and listen for the local wild owls who call this area home.  Every so often we will stop to listen, and then hoot, to see if we can get one of the area's lovesick owls to hoot back.

Owl Prowls will be over for this mating season at the end of February, so don't miss this opportunity.

There are still openings on the 2/5, 2/20, 2/26 & 2/27 Owl Prowls

Owl Prowls begin promptly at 7:00 pm and last 1-1/2 - 2 hours.
Cost:  $9/adult and $7 per child under 12.  Discount for groups of ten or more

Reservations required.  Call 636-225-4390, Ext. 0

Be sure to dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes, as we will spend about 1 hour outside.

Submitted by Gay Schroer, World Bird Sanctuary volunteer/photographer 


Owlman said...

Great photos!

WBS said...

Thanks Owlman. Most of our photos are taken by Gay, our volunteer in-house photographer.