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Family Owl Walk

November 3, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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One event on February 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Eastern Screech Owl – Megascops asio

Pine Hill Recreation Area!

Naturalist Dave Graff will conduct this outdoor walk in an area known to be a good location for owl watching.

This autumn excursion is led by Institute educator and naturalist, Dave Graff.

Graff will first present a brief introduction to owls. He will then lead the group along trails in the park. During several stops, the group will pause and listen for various owls, including the great horned owl, the barred owl and the screech owl.

Patience is required when trying to find owls. Participants must stand quietly for short periods of time to watch for owl flight and listen for owl calls.

“Owls may or may not be present,” Graff said, “so the group will also investigate how the park changes after dark. U/V lights will be used to look at trees, leaves, and insects to see how their appearances change under different light.”

The activity is free. Space is limited to 16 participants, and registration is required. To register, email to [email protected], or call 717-762-0373.

Participants should dress appropriately for the weather. Boots or sturdy shoes are suggested as some of the trails could be wet and footing could be uneven. Flashlights are permitted; however, participants will be asked to turn them off during the walk to allow their eyes to adjust to the darkness.

This event is free (donations accepted).

A storm date will be determined later if needed.

Check out the Owl “Track-tivity” chart below!

This program is underwritten in part by Marge Kiersz, Lucinda D. Potter, CPA, and SEK CPAs & Advisors, and an anonymous donor, in honor of the life and work of Eunice Statler.

Additional support provided by The Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation; and the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin.


November 3, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Institute
(717) 762-0373


Pine Hill Recreation Area
12684 Mentzer Gap Rd
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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