The third annual Owl-O-Rama takes place at The Ridges Sanctuary, March 3, 9 am – 4 pm. These birds of prey are known for their distinct calls, nocturnal habits, and silent flight. There will be great learning experiences for the entire family. Activities range from night hikes, crafts, nest box building workshop, a visit from the birds of Open Door Bird Sanctuary and a demonstration from a national and international award winning local taxidermist. Owl-O-Rama is free. The Eastern Screech Owl Nest Box Building workshop costs $30 for adult members and $35 for the public. The workshop will be held at The Ridges Workshop, 8288 Cty Q, Baileys Harbor. The rest of the events take place at the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center on Highway 57.
The Ridges will also offer a pair of Owl Prowl Hikes. On March 2, 6-7:30 pm, join a Ridges naturalist to learn more about the owls of Door County and the characteristics that make them amazing nighttime hunters. Hikers will head into the night to listen and then return to the Nature Center for a mug of hot chocolate by the campfire, weather permitting. This hike is suitable for all ages. Hikers should meet at Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center.
On March 3, 6-7 pm at the Logan Creek property, 5724 Loritz Road in Sturgeon Bay, there will be a second opportunity to listen for owls. These nighttime hunters are going to be active, so come ready with your listening ears.
The hikes cost $10 members, $13 public and free for children (younger than 18). For more information visit RidgesSanctuary.org or call 920.839.2802.