[email protected]: Owl Prowl

Twilight is a special time in Odiorne Point State Park, when nocturnal critters awaken and headlamps and flashlights make the forest and tide pools glow.  Join us to discover the magic!

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

To provide an optimal bird watching experience, this program is for teens and adults only.

After a brief program on owl anatomy and behaviors, we’ll head out onto the trails to search for signs species commonly found in our region. We’ll demonstrate owl calls of native species and we’ll do our best to imitate the calls on the trail. 

Grab your warm exploring wear, bring binoculars and a flashlight or headlamp. You never know whoooo we’ll hear or see!

[email protected] is free-of-charge, however, a suggested donation of $5 per person is greatly appreciated. Because space is limited, registration is required and opens 2 weeks in advance of the program. All programs begin at Seacoast Science Center.

Registration opens February 25. 

 

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If you are unable to attend, please let us know in advance (by 3 pm on the day of the event) so others can take part in the program. Likewise, if you are unable to reserve a spot, please call one hour before the event and we will add you to the participant list if there is space available.

 

Coming up:

 

The Elusive Timberdoodle!
Saturday, March 14 (registration opens February 29)

Join SSC and David Blezard from Seacoast Audubon for a fun family evening to learn about the woodcock and the male’s unique spiraling mating dance. We’ll head into the woods to listen for the twittering sounds as he circles downward and courtship calls once he is aground. Did you know a woodcock uses its flexible tipped beak to probe the mud for food?

Come prepared to hike in the woods and bring your binoculars and headlamps!

 

Coastal Birding
May 12

Evening Tidepooling
July 21 & August 19

Bat Walk
September 8

Owl Prowl
October 20

*subject to change

 

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THIS COPY IS HIDDEN. Winter Wildlife Tracking

THIS COPY IS HIDDEN. Hoppers, Bounders, Walkers and Waddlers! Join us for a family-friendly hike in Odiorne Point State Park to learn how to identify animal tracks and other signs of wildlife in the snow (or mud!).

THIS COPY IS HIDDEN. Put on your sleuthing hats, boots and warm clothes, and bring a flashlight or headlamp. Let’s investigate what animals live in or visit Odiorne during the winter.

 

 

THIS COPY IS HIDDEN. Bat Walk

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THIS COPY IS HIDDEN There are 8 species of bats in New Hampshire, all of which are of “conservation concern.” Discover what species have been spotted here in Odiorne, how hibernating bats have fallen prey to the deadly White Nose Syndrome, and what you can do to help NH Fish and Game with their bat count survey. Also, learn how you can make a bat house to encourage natural insect control in your yard.

THIS COPY IS HIDDEN Please wear appropriate footwear for walking the trails, and bring bug spray and a flashlight or headlamp.

THIS COPY IS HIDDEN. Evening Tide Pooling

THIS COPY IS HIDDEN Tide pools provide habitat for many fascinating marine animals and plants that have adapted to the stresses of changing tides, waves, salinity, temperature, and oxygen. After a short lesson on intertidal ecology we’ll head to the tide pools to search for critters that live among the rocks and seaweeds.

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