In Search of Evening Owls

Barred Owl

Barred Owl

Join us for a brief presentation and a winter walk on Friday, February 2nd, 6:30 pm. MooseWood Nature Center invites our members, friends, and the public to learn about and interact with owls native to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Board Member, Scot Stewart will begin with an introduction to the unique hunters themselves through a short 20-minute slide presentation. He will also talk a bit about the results of the owl count during the Christmas Bird Count. The presentation will be followed by car pooling from the nature center to the off-site location(s) where owls have recently been active. We will call to the owls and listen for their replies. Last years turn-out was great even though we had wet, rainy weather, but it sure didn’t matter to the owls we saw and heard!

We may hear Great HornedGreat GrayBarred, or Saw-Whet owls. This time of year these mysterious birds make themselves known to each other by calling for mates and defining their territory. By late February, early March, mating pairs will be incubating a clutch of one to four eggs. That’s why Winter is the perfect time to hear owls “whooing”!

Suggested donation for the program is $5 for adults and $10 for families. Please let us know your coming by registering.

This program is recommended for adults and families. Please dress for the weather. Pre-walk refreshments will be available to help warm up before the walk.

If you are not a member, please consider a membership at the family level or above or renew your membership for 2018. MooseWood Nature Center thanks you for your support as we move forward into the New Year!

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MooseWood Nature Center is an independent, non-profit organization supported by memberships, donations and grants. Our mission is to celebrate nature through education and action in the Upper Peninsula.


Sat & Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
or by appointment

Phone: (906) 228-6250