You hear them at night and you might occasionally see their shadowy silhouettes fly over your car at night or swoop past you if you are outside at dusk.
Who are these nocturnal creatures that come to life when it’s dark outside? Owls of course!
Owls are one of the most unique flying predators that inhabit the woodlands, forests, agricultural areas, parks, and wetlands of the Northeast. For those who have already registered for this Saturday’s (January 7) Owl Moon Night Hike at the New Canaan Nature Center, they will be able to get a closer look at a couple of these fascinating creatures.
Tickets to this Saturday’s event from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. are sold out, but for those who will be in attendance, the hike through the woods that will be illuminated by a full moon may provide some clues as to how owls see and hunt for prey under the cover of darkness.
Participants will also hear recordings of owl calls and then listen for them on the hike. At the conclusion of the hike, people will be able to meet a couple of owls up close and personal.