The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will have its annual Owl Prowl on Saturday, Oct. 26.
The Owl Prowl starts at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the UT Arboretum at 901 S. Illinois Ave. (Highway 62) in Oak Ridge.
It will start at the Program Shelter with a program presented by the Clinch River Raptor Center, featuring owls found in East Tennessee. Kathy Strunk and Katie Cottrell will bring live birds for display and will give information about their natural history.
The Raptor Center was started by John Byrd 28 years ago at Clinton Middle School. Since then, 2,090 birds have come to the Raptor Center to be rehabilitated. Strunk and Cottrell have shared the responsibility of co-directors of the Raptor Center for more than 25 years and have given hundreds of programs in East Tennessee on birds of prey.
The initial program will be followed by walks on the grounds of the Arboretum led by Strunk, Cottrell, and Byrd, with the goal of hearing some owls. Those wishing not to go on the walks will have an opportunity to stay at the shelter and visit with the center’s educational owls. Participants are encouraged to bring flash lights if they plan to participate in the “owl prowl.”
To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org.
For more information on the Owl Prowl, call (865) 483-3571.