Conservation authority hosts annual owl prowl

Colin Tam is bundled up for the Owl Prowl. File photo.

EXETER –Learn about owls and their amazing nocturnal adaptations through multimedia presentations and a moonlit guided hike to call for owls next month.

The 2012 Owl Prowl, hosted by the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority, will take place on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3. Each evening runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Last year, more than 250 people took part in the walk, with some hearing and seeing at least two Eastern Screech Owls.

The event is a chance to hear an interactive presentation about owls and to take part in a night-hike owl ‘hoot.’ People are invited to ‘lug-a-mug’ to the event and enjoy hot chocolate and a campfire. Hot chocolate is provided courtesy of the Huron County Dairy Producers.

The Owl Prowl takes place at Morrison Dam Conservation Area Workshop, on 71108 Morrison Line, two kilometres east of Exeter and just south of Highway 83. The Owl Prowl event is free but donations are always welcome to support conservation education. People taking part are asked to dress for the weather and to leave pets at home.

For more information, visit ABCA’s website, call 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610, or e-mail

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