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Owls in Iowa

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Date Friday, January 11, 2019 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Duration   1h 30m

Event Hosted by Des Moines Parks & Recreation

Owls live right here in Des Moines but you don't get to see them easily. We will learn about the different kinds of owls that live here in Iowa and meet a live screech owl.

We will meet at the Greenwood Park Jay Spence Shelter House. Participants will make a nesting box for a Screech Owl to take home or donate back to Parks and Recreation. Pre-registration is required only for participants who choose to build a nesting box, but everyone is welcome to attend the event.

Register to make a Screech Owl nesting box: http://bit.ly/OwlsinIowa

Dress for the weather so that we can take a short hike in search of wild live owls in the park. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Fee $10 for each nesting box. No fee to attend the event.

Repeats? No

It takes 500-1000 years for nature to build 1” of top soil in Iowa.