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Owl Prowl

Owl Prowls to take place at two local conservation areas 
Ausable Bayfield Conservation hosts Owl Prowls at Rock Glen Conservation Area on October 21, 2023 and at Morrison Dam Conservation Area on November 4, 2023

The Owl Prowls are held to raise awareness of nocturnal creatures in the watershed and to raise funds for conservation education programs provided by Ausable Bayfield Conservation.  

“These events are a great chance to get out and active in nature, listen for owls, learn about animals that are active at night, and to support needed conservation education programs.” 

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation provides charitable gift receipts, for income tax purposes, for donations of $20 or more.

The popular Owl Prowl is returning in 2023 with two dates and locations. 

The Owl Prowls take place at Rock Glen Conservation Area (RGCA), Arkona, on Saturday, October 21, 2023 and at Morrison Dam Conservation Area (MDCA), east of Exeter, on Saturday, November 4, 2023. The Owl Prowls start at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. both dates.

Half of each group starts inside to learn about adaptations owls make. The other half of the group begins with a short trail walk to listen to, and call for owls.

Afterwards, each half switches so the inside group goes outside and the outside group goes inside. 

Space is limited for the events and tickets must be purchased in advance, according to organizers. The maximum number of people at each time slot is 50.

Rock Glen Conservation Area is located on the outskirts of Arkona at 8680 Rock Glen Road. Morrison Dam Conservation Area is located 71108 Morrison Line, just two kilometres east of Exeter, just south of Highway 83.  

Registration will be open in September for these autumn events. Click on location to register for that event Rock Glen Owl Prowl or Morrison Dam Owl Prowl.

  • Register for Rock Glen Owl Prowl (Link will be posted for registration in September)
  • Register for Morrison Dam Owl Prowl (Link will be posted for registration in September)
Owl Prowls for Group/Family Experiences throughout the year! $120/program

Guided by an Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) staff as they lead your group in a hike in search of owls. Learn about what makes these amazing creatures so successful at night. Build a Screech Owl nesting box for an additional fee! Program available at one of ABCA’s Conservation Areas or a suitable location (ABCA to confirm whether or not your location is suitable).