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Mountsberg’s Owl Prowls offer opportunity for adventure and insight in 2015

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Mountsberg Conservation Area is once again gearing up for our popular winter Owl Prowl programs. Intrepid prowlers will be provided with lots of information on our native Ontario owls during a winter night hike to search for wild local owls.

There are four Owl Prowl nights scheduled: Friday, January 16 and 23 (from 7 to 9 p.m.) are advanced Prowls for Adults, while Saturday, January 17 and 24 (from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) are all-ages Family Nights. Both evenings feature visits with the Mountsberg Raptor Centre’s resident birds of prey to give guests a memorable ‘nose to beak’ experience. The Family Nights also include a puppet show and a special campfire story time, while the advanced Prowl gives nature-minded adults a chance to learn the fine details of owl behaviour, anatomy, and natural history.

Admission for the Owl Prowl programs is by advance registration only online through the Owl Prowl listings on the Events Calendar. Call Mountsberg at (905) 854-2276 for more information on the program. The advanced Adult Owl Prowl fees are Adults $16 and Seniors (ages 65 and older) are $11. The all-ages Family Night Owl Prowl fees are Adults $16 and Children ages 5 to 14 years are $11, while those four years and under are free. The fees do not include HST.

The Mountsberg Raptor Centre is currently home to 15 different species of native birds of prey. Many of the resident birds of prey have permanent injuries that have left them incapable of surviving on their own in the wild. In many cases, these injuries were caused by human activity. With the help of these feathered ambassadors, the Mountsberg Raptor Centre teaches the community about the native birds of prey that share our environment and how to reduce the negative impact we can have on them.

About Mountsberg Conservation Area
Mountsberg Conservation Area is located on Milburough Line, five km west of Campbellville, ON, between Highway 6 South and the Guelph Line. This 472 hectare park includes extensive wetlands, forests, fields, and a reservoir. Mountsberg hosts many family friendly events which are sure to become family traditions for many in the community. It is also well known for the Mountsberg Raptor Centre, which is home to 15 different species of native birds of prey. Many of the Raptor Centre’s resident birds of prey have permanent injuries that have left them incapable of surviving on their own in the wild.