Vermont Forest Bird Habitat Field Walk and Owl Prowl
March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm$22
LECTURE AND OWL PROWL AT MERCK FOREST
Join us for an in-person excursion into the woods to explore, in real life, resident birds and their habitats. March is owl-breeding season, so the late-day timing of this walk is designed to increase our chances of encountering an owl, as elusive as they are.
Participants should bring binoculars, clothes and shoes appropriate for the season/weather, including bringing traction like microspikes, and a headlamp/flashlight. We will travel on trails and fairly level — but potentially slippery and uneven — terrain. Expect to spend 1.5 hours outside looking for owls and exploring the concepts of bird habitat along the way. All participants must be able to hike or snowshoe 1-2 miles in all weather conditions. Meet at the Visitor Center.
GUEST SPEAKER: Tim Duclos is a native Vermonter with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont and Master of Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His passion for conservation extends back to his teenage years spent at the Green Mountain Conservation Camps. In times since, he has worked with birds in almost every role he has held in his career. Tim is the Forest Program Ecologist with Audubon Vermont and Audubon lead of the Woods, Wildlife and Warblers program. He resides in Dorset, Vermont.
This lecture is sponsored by the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning — register at GMALL; admission is $22pp. Limited to 15.