Saturday, February 17 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Greenwich Botanical Center (130 Bible St, Cos Cob, 06807, CT)
The winter months are a magical time to possibly hear or see the resident owl species of Connecticut. Join Greenwich Audubon naturalist Ryan MacLean at the Greenwich Botanical Center in the Montgomery Pinetum for a special evening program to learn about and search for our nocturnal avian predators. The program will start with an indoor slide show in the GBC Main Building where you will learn about owl life history, the species that call our region home both year-round and during the winter as well as how you can help protect owls in your neighborhood habitats. You will also learn about the weekend’s ongoing Great Backyard Bird Count, a worldwide community science survey held every February by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology where people of all ages and levels of experiences can submit bird checklists for research.
Following this indoor portion, we will quietly venture outside to listen and look for owls on the grounds of Montgomery Pinetum. While hearing or seeing owls is far from guaranteed, Ryan will guide the group on how to safely look and listen for these birds in areas of appropriate habitat. This walk will be limited to 20 participants. Recommended for children 7 and above (with parent or caregiver) who are able to walk in the woods quietly.
Image Credit: Shannon Quinn/Audubon Photography Awards
Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 5 PM
GBC Main Building
$20 for GBC & Audubon Members | $30 for Non Members