NATURE WALK: Moon Owl Prowl with Nature Education Opportunities
ABOUT THE EVENT:
Join us for evening walk at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth for a unique opportunity to listen for courting owls as dusk descends. This adventure will be led by Kelly Dwyer, award-winning environmental educator, and owner of Nature Education Opportunities. Kelly will share her amazing owl calls with us as well as discuss owl courtship rituals.
Along the trail, we will discuss:
- The natural history of several owl species such as the Barred, Great-horned and Screech, including fascinating courtship behaviors and winter survival adaptations.
- The impacts of winter weather and snow conditions on these beautiful avian predators.
- Mammal madness-courtship and mating rituals.
You will now understand why your dog may be growling and howling at the windows at night!
PLEASE be prepared for a portion of the walk to be after sunset. Bring flashlights, headlamps, and appropriate footwear (boots and ice cleats, if needed) and clothing, as well as any items your dog may need for comfortable walking.
A special treat will be provided as a reward for dogs to enjoy as well as a yummy treat for our human participants. If your dog has allergies, please alert us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT KELLY DWYER:
Kelly, the owner of Nature Education Opportunities and an award-winning environmental educator and certified NH elementary teacher, has been creating and delivering engaging programming for audiences of all ages for over 15 years.
As a certified wellness coach, Kelly also brings a deep understanding of the numerous benefits of connecting with the natural world to reduce stress, improve health and embrace a more mindful approach to life and learning.
An avid gardener and cook, she loves to spend time with her family, which includes her husband and two daughters.
We will walk the Brooks Trail which is a 2 mile loop, mostly flat and wide trail with a 65 ft. elevation gain. The trail is rated as Level 1.
COST: Please register for this event below.
- Members – $25/dog/person, only one dog/person for maximum happiness. Your special pricing will be reflected in the CART.
- Non-Members – $35/dog/person, only one dog/person for maximum happiness.
Limited to 15 people. ONLY 1 dog/person please due to the stop and go nature of this program.
Full refund issued if cancellation received 48 hours prior to event start time, otherwise no refund if canceled after.
The Urban Forestry Center is located at 45 Elwyn Rd in Portsmouth. Drive all the way to the center, at the end of their long driveway, where you will see us set up in the parking lot.
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE JOINING AN EVENT:
Please review our Club Guidelines, sign our Liability Waivers & Release Forms, and read our covid guidelines on our Events & Activities page.
If weather or covid conditions make gathering and walking unsafe, the event will be cancelled and registered participants will receive a email cancellation notice. It will also be announced in the Event section of the Facebook Group and on this Calendar page.
If you have questions, text/call (603) 815-2453 or email email@example.com.