Everyone loves owls! Yet, how often do you get to see an owl up close? Join teacher/naturalist Marcia Wilson and author/photographer/naturalist Mark Wilson in sharing their passion for owls! Mark and Marcia share the field marks, signs, and naturalist's skills that you can use to find wild owls without disturbing them. You get to meet 6 live owls (from small to huge) up close. Everyone participates in a hooting lesson and learns tips on how to attract and protect owls near you. Chances are you'll meet New England's tiniest owl, the Northern Saw-Whet Owl, along with the world's largest owl, the Eurasian Eagle Owl. Other species can include Eastern Screech Owl, Barred Owl, Barn Owl, Great-horned Owl, Snowy Owl, and Spectacled Owl. Owl pellets and white wash are topics of great interest and Marcia and Mark spend time dissecting these fascinating aspects of owl biology, too!
This program is held outdoors at the Music Court (stone stage). Seating is informal. Please bring a chair or blanket for your comfort. Preregistration is highly recommended (online at www.thetrustees.org/birdpark). Largest parking lot is on Polley Lane (use “135 Polley Lane” for GPS).
In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Union Congregational Church at 55 Rhoades Avenue, Walpole, 02032. Please use side door entrance, facing parking lot.
Price: Member Family $9; Nonmember Family $15
Questions? Membership? Contact Maura (email@example.com; 508-668-6136). For updates and announcements, please follow Bird Park programs on Facebook @friendsofbirdpark.