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January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Owl Howl

Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) sitting on a stump
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This event is postponed to the rain date of Thursday, January 26. 

Many people have heard an owl, but few have ever seen one. Mt. Cuba’s varied landscapes and topography provide the ideal habitats for four of Delaware’s native owl species — the barred, barn, great horned, and Eastern screech — and winter is the best time to spot them roosting in the trees. Owls are nocturnal, so join us as we search for them just after dusk. Following a brief introductory lecture, attendees will head out into the garden and listen to their unique calls. Dress for the weather. (Class size is limited.)

This program takes place in-person at Mt. Cuba Center on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 (Snow Date: Thursday, January 26)

About the Instructor:
Jim White currently serves as the Senior Fellow for Land and Biodiversity Management at the Delaware Nature Society, where he has worked for 35 years. In addition to insects, amphibians and reptiles, Jim is also keenly interested in owls. He has led many field trips in pursuit of amphibians and presents programs on them throughout our area using his own photography.

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