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 for the Environment property and other local stops, you’ll venture onto woodland trails in an attempt to attract, hear, and see owls. At sunrise, we’ll 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.
Back at the Lloyd Center, warm up with some coffee and enjoy an encounter with Koko, our screech owl. Since seeing a wild owl is never a guarantee, this is an added bonus!
Participants should bring (if available) binoculars, camera, and flashlight, and wear footwear for light walking on forest trails and possibly snow. Pre-registration required by 4:00pm on Friday, February 16. (Note: Stormy weather or excessively windy conditions will cause postponement.)
Cost: $15 Lloyd Center members, $19 nonmembers