The Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center will present a public program on owls.
Hooting with Owls will be held on November 22 at 2 p.m.
With the approach of dusk, the woodland owls awake and begin their nightly ritual, arising from their daytime roosts and flying to listening posts to search for prey.
The late autumn season is also a time for overwintering owls to renew pair bonds and reestablish nesting territories.
After an introduction and slide presentation on the interesting natural history of the resident owls, naturalist Pat Carney will lead a late afternoon walk through the woods to listen, look and hoot with the owls.
Perhaps participants will hear the low, rolling call of a Great Horned asking, “Who’s awake?”
Participants should dress for a cool weather hike.
There is a $4 fee per person with a family rate of $12.
Children under the age of 3 are free.
The Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center is located at 748 State Route 183 in Amboy, between Routes 69 and 13 near Williamstown in eastern Oswego County.
For more information about this and other programs, please call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 963-7286, ext. 400.
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