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Take a night hike and learn all about owls at Mountsberg’s Owl Prowls

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Mountsberg Conservation Area is once again gearing up for their 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 17 and 31 (from 7 to 9 p.m.) are advanced Prowls for Adults, while Saturday, January 18 and February 1 (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 at www.conservationhalton.ca/events. Call Mountsberg at (905) 854-2276 for more information on the program. The advanced Adult Owl Prowl fees are Adults $15 and Seniors (ages 65 and older) $10. The all-ages Family Night Owl Prowl fees are Adults $15, while Children ages 5 to 14 years and Seniors (ages 65 and older) are $10, while those four years and under are free. The fees do not include HST.

Mountsberg Conservation Area reopened on January 2, 2014 with some trails still closed, but the Owl Prowls will still be able to run. Conservation Halton closed all of its conservation areas on December 22, 2013 due to damage from the ice storm and unsafe trails with fallen branches and trees. 

About Mountsberg Raptor Centre
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 which 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 Six South and Guelph Line. You can contact Mountsberg by phone 905-854-2276, ext. 221, or by e-mail: mtsberg@hrca.on.ca.

For more information on this event and all the other happenings at Conservation Halton Parks visit the events calendar.