The Ridges Sanctuary will host its fifth annual Owl-O-Rama Feb. 28-29.
It’s nesting season, so owls are hooting with a whole new set of calls. Join The Ridges’ naturalists on Feb. 28, 5:30-8 pm, for “Owl Prowl: Nesting Season” to learn about the county’s owls and the characteristics that make them amazing nighttime hunters. Wear winter hiking attire. The program is $10 for members, $13 for the public, and free for ages 18 and younger. Meet at the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center; then the group will carpool to Logan Creek.
Cavity nesting owls such as eastern screech owls can be attracted with nesting boxes. Build a nesting box and get some tips about where to place it and when to put it out Feb. 29, 9-10:30 am. The fee is $30 for members and $35 for the public. Meet at the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center.
A free owl meet-and-greet will be held Feb. 29, 11 am – 2 pm, at the nature center, where representatives from Open Door Bird Sanctuary will be on hand with birds to observe.