Activities to replace Owl Prowl in 2020
Ausable Bayfield Conservation hosts Raptor Month
Raptor webinars, Outdoor Family Experiences, and social media posts replace traditional Owl Prowl event in 2020
The traditional one-night Owl Prowl is cancelled for 2020, as part of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) response during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but the conservation authority is offering activities for the entire month of November to replace the popular event this year.
Ausable Bayfield Conservation is making November Birds of Prey month. Raptors are meat-eating birds of prey and include owls, hawks, eagles, and falcons and they play a very important role in our local ecosystem, according to ABCA.
During the month of November, you may find out more about birds of prey including owls through Outdoor Family Experiences offered by Ausable Bayfield Conservation, social media posts, and webinars on Zoom and YouTube.
You may book a ‘COVID-friendly’ Owl Prowl for your family at Morrison Dam Conservation Area for dates starting in November until February 27, 2021. Staff at ABCA ask you to please note that conservation areas trails are closed to the public from sunset to sunrise. The public can only use trails at night when a program is booked and they are accompanied by ABCA staff.
Weekend outdoor family experiences can be booked through Eventbrite.ca and include owl prowls; autumn hikes at Bannockburn Conservation Area; pond studies at Morrison Dam Conservation Area (MDCA); fossil hunts at Rock Glen Conservation Area; a nature awareness hike at any conservation area; or ‘Christmas in the Forest’ at MDCA. The Eventbrite.ca website has the available dates and times to register for one of these experiences. For more information contact conservation education staff at 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.
To register now go to this Eventbrite.ca link:
The education programs adhere to the pandemic protocols (for gathering sizes and social physical distancing, etc.) from public health authorities.