Summer’s end and early autumn mark the last phase of parental activity for breeding owls. Courtship, egg laying, incubation, brooding, hunting and feeding of nestlings have occupied the adults from late winter until now. After fledging the nest, a critical period of learning to hunt and capture prey begins for owlets, as they follow and chase their parents throughout the nesting territory, begging loudly. Following a slide presentation on owl nesting habits, participants will enjoy a walk through the woodland with naturalist Pat Carney, and will perhaps hear the hissing screeching of begging owlets.
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