Owl Prowls Offered at Paynetown SRA, Indiana Feb. 13 and 16

   01.26.12

Owl lovers will have two days to join in the fun with an owl prowl at Paynetown State Recreation Area on Feb. 13 and 16. Both programs begin at 6 p.m.

During an owl prowl, recorded or imitated calls are used in an attempt to attract a real owl. When successful, owls may swoop overhead, perch in a nearby tree, or respond with their own call.Mid-February is mating season for native owls.

“Mating season is a great time to call for owls,” said Jill Vance, interpretive naturalist who will be leading the owl prowls. “Owls are generally quick to respond to the call of a potential mate.” There is no entrance fee charged at Monroe Lake during the winter months.

Each owl prowl is limited to just 15 people. Registration is required by Feb. 9. To register, contact Vance at (812) 837-9546 or [email protected].

Participants should meet in front of the Paynetown SRA office building, located at 4850 S. SR 446 in Bloomington.

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