Owl Prowl

Starr's Cave Park and Preserve, Des Moines County

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

January and February are active months for barred owls because it is when they begin looking for a partner. They use sound and body language to try to impress each other in hopes of finding a mate. Those who would like to learn more about owls are invited to join an Owl Prowl in February.

This year we will be holding 3 Owl Prowls (02/14, 02/21, and 02/28), they will all be from 7-8 PM and led by a naturalist. Each will begin with a short presentation regarding owls and calling for owls using recorded calls. Then participants will head out for a 2-mile round trip night hike, and if all goes as planned, owl prowlers will hear owls talk back and might even get to see one swoop silently down for a closer look.

These programs are open to anyone, but since silent listening is required, children must be accompanied by an adult. Make sure to dress for the weather and prepare for a 2-mile hike in the dark. There is no fee to join this event, but registration is required, as space is limited. To register, contact Starr’s Cave Nature Center at (319)-753-5808. Upon registration, you will receive the location details for the Owl Prowl.

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Owl Prowl


Wednesday, February 28, 2024
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM