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Bulkeley Hill Preserve

Buck Moon Family Owl Prowl

All ages version of our popular Happy Owl Prowl, take a moonlit trail hike using recorded calls to attract local owls, and hear them call back to us!

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Buck Moon Family Owl Prowl
Buck Moon Family Owl Prowl

Time & Location

Jul 21, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

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

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About the event

Join your host, Liza Sivek, for a FAMILY Happy Owl Prowl under the full Buck Moon at Bulkeley Hill Preserve, Colchester! 

Meet at the Bulkeley Hill Preserve parking lot at sunset, 8:00 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. This is a relatively quiet 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  a leisurely mile, with several stops to call owls.

Details:

  • HARD LIMIT of 20 attendees. Open to the public, Registration required.
  • This family owl prowl is open to ALL AGES. 
  • CLT Members free / Non-members $5 / All kids under 18 years old are free.
  • Non-members can use checkout link on the hike and events page, 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 to Rt. 16/Middletown Ave, turn right Bulkeley Hill Road and go about 1.5 miles, the lot will be on your right.

Please note:

  • 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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