Whooooo plans on going?
The handsome fellow (actually don’t know if it’s a fellow or lady) you see above is a Barred Owl and he makes his home near or even above water. For dinner the Barred Owl searches out frogs, snakes, turtles, small mammals and an occasional bird.
This Thursday, January 8th, is your chance to hear or if you’re lucky to see a Barred Owl or perhaps one of the other two owls that are common to Virginia forests. There will even be a bird expert along to fill you up with all sorts of owl facts.
Owl Prowl at Reedy Creek with Richmond Audubon
Thursday, January 8th
Start time: 5:30 pm.
Join Richmond Audubon to for an evening with the owls. We will take a short night hike with the hopes of hearing and possibly attracting the resident owls of James River Park. The program is for all ages and will start with a short introduction into the lives of these nocturnal birds.
It will likely be cold out so dress appropriately and don’tforget a flashlight. Participants will meet at 5:30 pm at the Reedy Creek parking lot off of Riverside Dr. For more information, contact Ellison Orcutt at fieldtrips@Richmondaudubon.org.
Image: Audubon Society