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Winter is the perfect time to hear great horned owls “Whooing!”

Registration required, click the date to register online.

Friday – February 17, 2017

Saturday – February 18, 2017

Did you know that Great Horned Owls are the first birds to nest in Michigan? January and February mark┬áthe peak of their mating season, and they keep on “whooing” well into March; the time of year that these mysterious birds make themselves known to each other by calling for mates and defining their territory. By late February/early March, mating pairs will be incubating a clutch of one to four eggs.

That’s why this is the perfect time to hear great horned owls “whooing.” Howell Conference & Nature Center invites the public to learn about and interact with owls native to Mid-Michigan.

The program begins with a live show featuring owls from the Nature Center’s Wild Wonders Wildlife Park. Then we’ll take a walk in into the woods to call to Great Horned and Screech Owls and listen for their replies. The evening finishes with hot chocolate and cookies for all participants.

Cost of the program is $8 for adults and $7 for children.

When we’re NOT “whooo-ing,” we’ll need to be extra-quiet so that we can hear the owls return our calls. That’s why this program is recommended for kindergarteners and up.

Advanced registration is required, click the links above to register online, or call 517-546-0249.