Peterson, Iowa — According to a famous children’s story – Owl Moon – a person needs to bring quiet, heat, bravery and even a little hope when going on an owl calling adventure.
That’s from O’Brien County Naturalist Charlene Elyea. She says winter is a great time to listen for these nocturnal birds as they start to stake their territory. She says an “Owl Calling” program presented by the O’Brien County Conservation Board is an excellent opportunity for people of all ages to learn more about these amazing birds, and there’s one coming up on Thursday, January 12th at 7 p.m.
She says there are a number of owl species in Iowa.
She says some owl species are staking out their nesting territory, making this a great time to try to “talk to them.”
Elyea reminds people to dress appropriately for spending time outdoors if you’re joining them for the owl call. For more information, contact the Prairie Heritage Center at 712-295-7200.