WAYNESBORO – Naturalist Lori Schlosser will lead a fall family owl walk along trails in Pine Hill Recreation Area in Waynesboro on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m.
Sponsored by The Institute, the excursion is geared toward families and children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.
The activity is free (donations accepted), but registration is required. To register, email The Institute at info@NatureAndCultureInstitute.org, or call 717-762-0373.
Schlosser will first present a brief introduction to owls. She will then lead the group along trails in the park. During several stops, the group will pause and call various owls, including the great horned owl, the barred owl and the screech owl.
Patience is required when trying to call owls. “If the calls are too loud, you can scare them off,” Schlosser said. Participants must stand quietly for short periods of time to watch for owl flight and listen for owl reply calls.
Participants should dress appropriately for the weather. Boots are suggested as some of the trails could be wet and muddy. Flashlights are permitted; however, participants will be asked to turn them off during the walk to allow their eyes to adjust to the darkness.
Covid-19 safety protocols will be followed. Bring a mask for close group observations/gatherings when appropriate distancing is not possible.
This program is underwritten in part by Marge Kiersz, Lucinda D. Potter, CPA, and SEK CPAs & Advisors, with additional support from The Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation; APX Enclosures, Inc.; and the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. Facility support is provided courtesy of Washington Township.