WRN Kids – Owl Prowl

WRN Kids – Owl Prowl

WRN Kids began their evening program on Saturday February 24, 2018 with a short talk about owls and their special adaptations that make them different from other birds. Eyes, ears, head rotation, silent flight and gripping talons are all geared to detecting and catching their prey.

Introduction to Owls
Introduction to Owls
Explaining Owl Features
Explaining Owl Features

There were two stuffed owls to look at - an Eastern Screech Owl and a Great Horned Owl.

Easern Screech Owl (Stuffed)
Easern Screech Owl (Stuffed)
Great Horned Owl (Stuffed)
Great Horned Owl (Stuffed)

Next they went out on the trails in the forest in search of owls. It was a lovely night, not too windy and plenty of moonlight. After several stops with no response to played calls, they finally got replies from a couple of screech owls. Some caught a glimpse of the owls flying over their heads, and some were lucky enough to see one sitting in a tree. All in all, it was a wonderful night.

For a full report of this event see the blog at the WRN Kids website: February 24, 2018 – Owl Prowl.