The annual Owl Prowl is at the University of Tennessee Arboretum tonight (Saturday, October 25).
It’s one of the most popular events at the Arboretum, a press release said. It’s sponsored by the UT Arboretum Society.
The Arboretum is at 901 South Illinois Avenue (Highway 62) in Oak Ridge.
Owl Prowl is resented by the Clinch River Raptor Center, and Kathy Strunk and Katie Cottrell will bring live owls for display and will give information about their natural history.
The Raptor Center was started by John Byrd 29 years ago at Clinton Middle School. So far, 2,090 birds have come to the Raptor Center to be rehabilitated. Kathy and Katie have shared the responsibility as 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 press release said.
The event will begin at the Program Shelter at 6:30 p.m. (follow the signs and drive to this location).
The initial program will be followed by walks on the grounds of the Arboretum led by Strunk, Cottrell, and Byrd.
“The goal is to hear some owls,” the release said. “Those who do not wish to go on the walks may stay at the shelter and visit with the center’s educational owls. Participants are encouraged to bring flashlights if they plan to participate in the ‘owl prowl’ in the woods.”
To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org.
For more information on the Owl Prowl, call (865) 483-3571 or email Cottrell at [email protected].