What: View live owls and learn more about spotting owls in the Houston area at “Silent Hunters – The World of the Owl” program presented by Houston Audubon and hosted by Friends of Willow Fork Park.
When: Saturday, October 12, 9-10:30 a.m.
Where: Willow Fork Park (meet at pavilion), located at the northwest corner of TX-99/Grand Parkway and Cinco Ranch Blvd., across from LaCenterra.
Nocturnal owls spend most nights hunting prey and raising their families, and while we hear their calls, they are often hard to spot. If you look closing during the day, you may find the common Barred Owl roosting in trees near lakes and channels across Willow Fork Drainage District. The unique features of owls, including binocular vision, binaural hearing, and feathers adapted for silent flight are just some of the interesting owl facts that the program will cover.
If you find you enjoy owls and want to participate in a search for wild owls in a natural habitat, considering signing up for one of Houston Audubon’s “Owl Prowl” events at Houston Audubon Owl Prowl.
For more information on upcoming programs and Friends of Willow Fork Park, a resident group that organizes free, family-friendly, nature-based programs for the community through funding from WFDD, visit the Friends of Willow Fork Park Facebook.
Established in 1985, Willow Fork Drainage District (WFDD) constructs, maintains and operates drainage and recreational facilities to preserve and enhance the communities within its boundaries. Located approximately 25 miles west of the central business district of Houston and 2.5 miles south of the intersection of I-10 and Mason Road, its operations span 5,700 acres, including 15 miles of drainage channels, three community parks, and nearly 50 miles of trails. For more information on WFDD, visit Willow Fork Drainage District.