Take a dusk walk with us to look and listen for some of the Finger Lakes year round residents: owls! Believe it or not, breeding is well underway for Great Horned Owls, and others like the Barred and Eastern Screech Owls are just gearing up. Join us for this guided experience to learn more about owl natural history, tips and tricks for detecting them, and which species of owls live nearby. We will also discuss and seek out other birds and wildlife that could be present this time of year including American Woodcock, Red-winged Blackbirds, wood frogs, and spring peepers!
The Owl Prowl is a family-friendly event and will be guided by Alyssa Johnson, The Bare Handed Naturalist, and Debbie Lyon of the Finger Lakes Museum. The walk will be approximately 1 mile in distance, along a relatively flat, unpaved trail that will lead us through the woods and around the wetlands. You will want to wear hiking/mud boots as sections of the trail could be wet. Please dress for the weather, and bring a headlamp or flashlight for the return walk. There is no guarantee that we will actually encounter owls, but we guarantee a wonder-filled early spring adventure!