Come join the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project in celebrating the wonderful world of owls at one of this year’s Owl Prowls. To meet the growing interest in these fascinating birds, there will be Owl Prowls at the Macphail Homestead in Orwell on April 17, 19, 21 and 27th.
The Sir Andrew Macphail Foundation will open up the Great Room of the Homestead at 6:30pm and serve light refreshments. Visitors can warm themselves by the fireplace and enjoy the historic beauty that surrounds them. There will be no charge but donations to the Foundation will be gratefully accepted.
The presentation on owls starts at 7:30pm at the Nature Centre. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about these rarely-seen birds. From the tiny “saw whet” to the large “great horned”, owls have long been birds of mythology and misinformation. The workshop will separate fact from fiction, combining an indoor talk with an outdoor walk.
The talk starts with pictures and recorded calls of common and uncommon owls that can be seen on Prince Edward Island. There are also mounted displays of some of these birds as well as educational materials on owls and their habits.
Participants can then take a guided walk around the woods and try calling in owls. Make sure to bring clothes suitable to weather conditions. There is no admission for the workshop and everyone is welcome. This is a very popular event and visitors are advised to come early. We’re also asking the public to only attend one of these workshops, as our space is limited.
These owl prowls kick off an extensive series of outdoor activities at Macphail Woods, a project of the Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island. For more information on this or upcoming tours and workshops, please call 651-2575, visit the website (macphailwoods.org) or find us on Facebook.
- Owl Prowl #1: Wednesday April 17th – 7:30pm
- Owl Prowl #2: Friday April 19th – 7:30pm
- Owl Prowl #3: Sunday April 21st – 7:30pm
- Owl Prowl #4: Saturday April 27th – 7:30pm
Although we offer multiple owl prowls, we ask that you only attend one so that everyone has an opportunity to participate.