Nature News … from Skidaway Audubon News: Audubon Hosts Owl Expert Feb. 24 With a great horned owl on full display at landingsbirdcam.com, there couldn’t be a better time to learn all about the owls of Skidaway Island. An owl expert from Oatland Island Wildlife Center will present all of the fascinating details about these treasured raptors on Thursday, Feb. 24, as part of Skidaway Audubon’s ongoing speaker series. The presentation will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 West Ridge Road, on Skidaway Island, at 4 p.m. Included in the presentation will be the opportunity to meet an adorable little screech owl. These elusive raptors are very hard to spot in the wild due to their small size and brown-gray feathers that make them well camouflaged in the woods. The event is free for Friends of Skidaway Audubon members who show their membership card. The admission fee is $5 for non-members, payable by cash or check at the door. Attendance is limited to 50 people so register now at https://skidawayaudubon.org/events. Audubon offers special events to promote environmental awareness, stewardship, and sustainability. To help protect the island’s environmental assets, Skidaway Audubon maintains a large network of bluebird houses, one of the largest Diamondback Terrapin rescue projects in the nation, a state-of-the-art bird cam, an invasive tree removal program, a litter removal program, bat houses to reduce mosquito populations, pollinator gardens to increase native habitat, and weather stations to promote water conservation. To become a supporter, to donate, volunteer or learn about upcoming events, go to skidawayaudubon.org.
February 24th, 2022 4:00 PM through 5:00 PM