Our next OWL PROWL is coming up this Friday, November 22 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. As the preserve closes as dusk, this is a special opportunity to visit Ryerson Woods at night and to meet some of its nocturnal residents. Our leader is Steve Bailey, an ornithologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey. Steve will fascinate you with a discussion of our resident owls, as well as those that visit in winter. We always enjoy the specimens he brings, which can include feathers, owl pellets and skins.
If you are serious about learning more about owls, Steve recommends three books:
How to Spot an Owl by Patricia Taylor Sutton and Clay Sutton (1994)
North American Owls: Biology and Natural History by Paul A. Johnsgard (1988)
Owls of North America: A Photographic Guide by Heimo Mikkola (2012)
Hope you can join us on November 22 for a memorable experience in Ryerson Woods at night. As a bonus, you may even see or hear flying squirrels. If it turns out that date doesn't work for you, no worries. Our next Owl Prowl will take place on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. You can find more information closer to the date at brushwoodcenter.org.
EVENT DETAILS: Friday, November 22, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Owl Prowl with Steve Bailey
Join Steve Bailey, ornithologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey, for a captivating night exploring the mystery of owls at Ryerson Woods. He will discuss owl behavior and identification, as well as the places these fascinating birds are most likely to be seen. He may even demonstrate his world-famous Barred Owl call. After the discussion, Steve will lead a walk in the woods to look and listen for these enigmatic birds. Please dress warmly, and bring along a flashlight and binoculars. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Botanic Garden. Registration required. Meet at Brushwood Center (21850 N. Riverwoods Rd., Deerfield, IL).
COST: $37 ($29 Brushwood Center or Chicago Botanic Garden members).
This blog is written by the staff and partners of Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods