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Fri, Nov 15

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Bulkeley Hill Preserve

Beaver Moon Happy Owl Prowl

Join us for a Fall Happy Owl Prowl night hike at Bulkeley Hill Preserve, Colchester. Under the full Beaver Moon, looking for our raptor neighbors. 12 years and up, no dogs, this is a quiet hike. Limited to 15 attendees.

Beaver Moon Happy Owl Prowl
Beaver Moon Happy Owl Prowl

Time & Location

Nov 15, 2024, 4:00 PM EST – Nov 16, 2024, 6:00 PM EST

Bulkeley Hill Preserve, Bulkeley Hill Rd, Colchester, CT 06415, USA

Guests

About the event

Join your host, Liza Sivek, a CLT Board Members, for a Happy Owl Prowl under the Pink Full Moon at Bulkeley Hill Preserve, Colchester CT. 

Meet at the Bulkeley Hill Preserve parking lot at dusk, 4:00 PM. Bring a fold out chair or blanket to sit on if you would like. For the first 30 minutes we will talk about the different wildlife we may see and hear in the preserve, what owls are native to Colchester, and  facts about Connecticut owls and the threats to their numbers. "Happy owl hour" soft drinks and snacks will be provided by the hike leader, or BYO.

We will follow the talk with a moonlit hike through the BHP trails , using recorded barred owl calls to attract our local resident owls. We have had good luck attracting them and getting answering calls by the end of the hike.

Slow hike, wooded trail with rocks, roots, etc. Red light flashlights will be used by the guides so we do not scare off the owls.  Aproximate length of hike is about 1 leisurely mile, with several stops to call owls.

Details:

  • HARD LIMIT of 15 attendees. Open to the public, Registration required. 
  • This hike is open to 12 years old and up only, please. (Watch our events for a Kid's Owl Prowl in the summer!)
  • CLT Members free / Non-members $5 / All kids under 18 years old are free. 
  • Non-members can use checkout link in the registration form to pay, or pay cash at the hike.)
  • Please complete one hike waiver per person, a parent or legal guardian must sign one for each child under 18 years old. 

Directions:

  • The preserve is not assigned a street number  so for  GPS please use the mailbox at 243 Bulkeley Hill Road, Colchester, 06415. The preserve lot is directly across from the mailbox. The parking lot is a gravelled  space for several cars. We will meet on the grassy area.
  • From Rt. 2 and  Rt. 16/Middletown Ave, turn left onto Bulkeley Hill Road and go about 1.5 miles, the lot will be on your right.

Please note:

  • Adults , Children 12 and up. Sorry, in the past many younger hikers just couldn't contain their excited chatter enough - and whoooo can blame them? We will have a family owl prowl again in the summer. 
  • NO dogs for this hike, please.
  • Moderate elevation, non-groomed dirt trail with rocks and roots. 
  • Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate boots or sneakers.
  • Tick protection is strongly suggested in all seasons. They are tenacious buggers, literally.
  • Cameras (with no flash), video recordings, and a fascination with nature encouraged. Please share your photos and videos with us on our social media. #CLTOwlProwl

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