February 16, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
January and February are active months for barred owls because it is when they begin looking for a partner. They use sound and body language to try to impress each other in hopes of finding a mate. Those who would like to learn more about owls are invited to attend an Owl Prowl.
This hour-long program, led by a Des Moines County Conservation naturalist, will include calling for barred owls using tape-recorded calls. If all goes as planned, owl prowlers will hear owls talk back and might even get to see one swoop silently down for a closer look.
Since silent listening is required, no past birding experience or knowledge is necessary to attend. Those attendees who have experience calling in barred owls are welcome to share their skill at the Prowl.
To register, contact Starr’s Cave Nature Center at 319-753-5808.