Dartmouth, MA 02748
Are you an owl enthusiast or just enjoy a cold, New England winter’s night? Then this owl prowl with the Lloyd Center for the Environment may be for you!
In addition to being fascinating birds, owls are mysterious creatures that are rarely seen or heard. In winter, owls are building nests and establishing territories and become quite vocal across an otherwise quiet winter landscape. Screech, great horned, and barred owls are all potential species encountered in the woods of Dartmouth.
During the prowl, the group will maximize owling time on the Lloyd Center property where each species can be heard or seen, and likely venture out to other woodland stops before sunrise. At sunrise, the group will enjoy an invigorating walk along a pristine coastal beach in search of other winter birds such as waterfowl, raptors, and with luck, a wandering snowy owl (Nyctia scandiaca)!
Coffee will be available at the Lloyd Center at the outing’s conclusion, when you may depart or remain on the grounds to explore the facility and vast trail network.
Pre-registration for this event is required by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3. Participants must be 15 and older, and there is a limit of 20 participants. Inclement weather date is Sunday, February 12.
Participants should bring binoculars, camera, and a flashlight. Wear footwear for light trail walking (possibly on snow), and dress warmly. Participants should be advised that in addition to stormy weather, excessively windy conditions will cause postponement.
Cost: $9 Lloyd Center members, $12 nonmembers