Owl Prowl at Backus sure to be a hoot

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Backus Heritage Conservation Area is once again gearing up for its popular Owl Prowl program. On Saturday, Nov. 29 learn some interesting facts about owls on a guided night walk with Outdoor Educator Fiona Street.

Families are invited to arrive at 5 pm. on the 29th to take part in a special owl craft activity, examine an owl pellet and view wildlife displays.

The Owl Prowl program begins with a slide presentation inside the Conservation Education Centre at 5:30 p.m., followed by a walk through the woods at 6 p.m. to look and listen for owls, including Eastern Screech or Great-Horned Owls.

Admission to the November 29 Owl Prowl special event is $2 per child, $4 per adult or $10 for a family. Pre-registration is recommended as spaces are limited.

Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for an evening walk along the forest trails.

Contact Outdoor Educator Fiona Street at 519-586-2201, ext 231, or email outdoored@lprca.on.ca for more information and to register for the Owl Prowl program.

Backus Heritage Conservation Area is located on the Second Concession Road, 2 kilometres north of Port Rowan.


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