Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Join the GSMA for an Owl Prowl

What kind of owl is that?

A common question for many people when they see one in the woods, or hear one hooting off in the distance. Now's your chance to learn about owls, and how to identify some of the more common species, on the next GSMA Owl Prowl.

On Saturday, February 11th, join Butch McDade and the Great Smoky Mountains Association for a nighttime adventure into the elusive world of these amazing birds. Participants should meet at the Sugarlands Visitor Center at 7 pm, dress appropriately in winter clothing, hiking boots (or athletic shoes with tread), bring flashlights or headlights, and maybe even a rain parka, if need be.

The GSMA requires that you register in advance by calling 865-436-7318, Ext. 222 or 254. The program is open to adults and children 12 and older, and there is a $10 charge for adults and $5 for children 12-16 to cover the presenter's fee.

You can read additional news from the GSMA in the latest Cub Report.



Anonymous said...

I was hoping you could answer a question. Do you think they would mind if I brought my Thermal Imaging Camera? I don't see why they would, but it would be nice to know before I'm there with someone yelling at me. Thank you in advance!

The Smoky Mountain Hiker said...

Anon - I wouldn't think it would be a problem, but you ought to call the GSMA first just to make sure.

Anonymous said...

It's such a rare treat to see an owl!