Dartmouth, MA 02748
Are you fascinated by owls? Do you enjoy a good old fashioned New England winter morning, especially before sunrise? If so, this outing scheduled during hours of peak owl activity is for you! Owls are mysterious and fascinating creatures that become more vocal as they establish nesting territories across an otherwise quiet winter landscape. Screech, great horned, and barred owls are all resident species possibly encountered in the woods of Dartmouth.
Using the Lloyd Center property and other local stops, we’ll venture onto woodland trails in an attempt to attract, hear, and see owls. At sunrise, enjoy an invigorating seaside walk along a pristine coastal beach where other winter birds such as waterfowl, raptors, or diurnal (day) owls such as short-eared or with luck, the fabled snowy owl, can be viewed. Back at the Lloyd Center, warm up with some coffee, and enjoy an encounter with Koko, our resident screech owl. Since seeing a wild owl is never a guarantee, this is an added bonus!
Pre-registration required by 3pm on Friday, February 1. Participants should bring (if available) binoculars, camera, and flashlight, and wear footwear for light walking on forest trails, and possibly snow. Attendees should meet in the lower parking lot.
Inclement weather date: Sunday, February 10th
Cost: $15 Lloyd Center members, $19 nonmembers