With the approach of dusk, woodland owls rouse from daytime roosts to search for prey. In addition to hunting, owls engage in behaviors of reinforcing pair bonds, establishing and defending nesting territories, and incubating and rearing owlets, from early winter through autumn. Following a slide presentation on owl natural history, enjoy a late afternoon walk through the woodland and to the beaver pond with naturalist Pat Carney, to look for, listen, and “hoot with the owls.” Perhaps participants will hear the raucous calls of a pair of Barred owls or the low hoots of a nesting Great Horned owl. Participants should dress for an early spring hike. Binoculars are recommended; the Center has some available to borrow.
There is a $4.00 fee per person with a family rate of $12.00. 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. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, and provides equal program and employment opportunities.