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Owl Prowls at Wehr Nature Center in December, January

Owl Prowls feature a hike through the woodlands in search of Great Horned Owls and Eastern Screech Owls

By - Dec 1st, 2016 10:51 am

MILWAUKEE (Dec. 1, 2016) – Owl Prowl, a night out with the owls, will be led by a Wehr Nature Center naturalist on several nights in December and January. Wehr is located at 9701 W. College Ave. in Whitnall Park.

Each interactive program will feature a hike through the woodlands in search of Great Horned Owls and Eastern Screech Owls and will include an indoor presentation highlighting the habits and adaptations of owls. Programs for families and scouts will also include dissecting an owl pellet to see what the bird ate for dinner.

Owl Prowl for Adults will be presented Dec. 16, Jan. 6, and Jan. 7, from 7–9 p.m. A twilight program will be offered Jan. 7, from 4–6 p.m.

Owl Prowl for Families, recommended for children age 6 and up, will be offered Dec. 17, Jan. 20, and Jan. 21, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Twilight programs will be offered Dec. 17 and Jan. 21, from 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Owl Prowl for Scouts, for youth groups in second grade or above, will be offered Jan. 14, from 4-6 p.m., at the nearby Ross Lodge, 6750 S. 92 St.

Participants are reminded to dress in layers and bring flashlights.

Group size is limited. Registration is recommended by the Wednesday before the program.

Admission for programs in December is $10 for Non-Milwaukee County residents, $7 for Milwaukee County residents, and $5 for members of Friends of Wehr.

Admission for programs in January is $12 for Non-Milwaukee County residents, $10 for Milwaukee County residents, and $7 for members of Friends of Wehr.

For more information, call Wehr Nature Center at (414) 425-8550.

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