SP18 Owl Prowl

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Wednesday April 11

2:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

Owl Prowl
Instructor: Carlton Burke
Wednesday, April 11; 2 to 5 p.m., 8 to 10 p.m.
$69 Member / $79 Non-member
Limit: 15 students
Four hours elective credit for BRN Certificate

Owls are among the most interesting but also most difficult to observe birds of our eastern forests. In the classroom, students will learn about the various species of owls found in Western North Carolina and their natural history and learn to dissect owl pellets to discover the various animals that are owls’ prey. Participants will meet one or more live owls in the classroom and in the evening will conduct an “Owl Prowl” by carpooling to a nearby woodland to call in and observe one or more resident owls.

Carlton Burke is a naturalist and educator who operates Carolina Mountain Naturalists, specializing in presenting live animal and nature programs for area schools, summer camps and many other organizations including the Arboretum, where he has been a popular instructor for many years. He was the curator of exhibits at the Western North Carolina Nature Center for over 25 years and is a state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator.