Thursday, September 13, 2012

Owl Prowls Are Back--Don't Delay!

Now Taking Reservations for This Seasons Owl Prowls!

On August 1, 2012, we opened registration for the 2012 – 2013 Owl Prowl Season. 
 Carmelita - a 30-year old Great Horned Owl who came to us as an orphan in 1982

Why is this news?  Last season we had to turn down many registrations for months, as they sell out – completely, and quickly.  Owl Prowls won’t begin until November of this year, but we are already reaching close to maximum capacity for a few of those dates.  Don’t panic – we still have several dates available and have added a few more opportunities to join us.
 Xena - WBS's 13 year old Eurasian Eagle Owl is a celebrity for her appearance in the Tournament of Roses Parade

Not sure what an Owl Prowl is all about?  Many Missouri owls are very vocal throughout the fall and winter as they establish territory boundaries.  This makes for a great opportunity to try and hear a wild owl hooting, to learn different species calls and to try and call an owl for yourself.
Join us for an Owl Prowl and you will have the chance to do just that. 
 Emerson - a Eurasian Eagle Owl - a member of the world's largest owl species is still a youngster at 2 years old

Your adventure will start inside of our Nature Center, where one of our Naturalists will give an educational presentation about several different species of owls.  Not only will you have the opportunity to see multiple species of owls up close, but you will experience their silent flight demonstrations as they fly just inches over your head.
 Timber - a red phase Eastern Screech Owl - was received at WBS in 1999.  Exact age unknown   

After the presentation you will be led on a hike where you will have an opportunity to work on your new owl calling skills.  Hopefully, you’ll get to hear one of our resident wild owls hoot back.
 Tigger - WBS's Tawny Owl - is now 20 years old.  His species is native to Britain and much of Europe

2012 DATES:
11/2  (sold out), 11/10, 11/16
12/1, 12/7, 12/15, 12/21, 12/29

2013 DATES:
1/4, 1/12, 1/18
2/1, 2/8, 2/16, 2/22, 2/23
3/1, 3/9

Owl Prowls start at 7:00 pm and will last 1.5 – 2 hours
Cost:  $9 for adults;  $7 for children under 12
Group rates available for groups of 10 or more
WBS Friends and Adopt-A-Bid parents get a 10% discount!
Reservations required.  Please call (636) 225-4390, xt. 0, to register with MC or Visa
Spaces are limit

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