SPECIAL EVENT: Snow Moon Owl Prowl
ABOUT THE EVENT:
Join us for a full moon walk, under the February snow moon, at the Hooksett Riverwalk Trail in Hooksett, NH 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.
Meandering along the wide and level trails, adjacent to the Merrimack River, we will discuss:
- The natural history of several owl species such as the Barred, Great-horned and Screech, including fascinating courtship behaviors, winter survival adaptations and unique songs and calls.
- With the full Snow Moon this evening, we will cover the impacts of winter weather and snow conditions on these beautiful avian predators.
- A sneak peek at March 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. 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.
IS THIS EVENT GOOD FOR REACTIVE DOGS?
Dogs must be on leash at this trail. The trail is mostly wide and flat with many areas to pull off trail if needed. This is a popular trail for walking dogs, but we don’t expect much traffic for our evening walk. Please remember that you are also welcome to attend without your dog if you feel this would be an uncomfortable setting for them. If you have concerns or questions about if this event is right for your dog, please email email@example.com for assistance.
The Hooksett Riverwalk Trail is rated as Level 1, Stroll. See an explanation of our Trail Rating System. Proper footwear such as hiking boots and ice traction is highly recommended depending on the weather.
COST: Please register for this event below. Limited to 15 people.
- Members – $25/person, your special pricing will be reflected in the CART.
- Non-Members – $35/person
Full refund issued if cancellation received 72 hours prior to event start time, otherwise no refund if canceled after.
Hooksett Riverwalk Trail system, Merrimack Street, Hooksett, NH (Adjacent to the Hooksett District Courthouse and Hooksett Dog Park)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.