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Go on an Owl Prowl in February!

January 19, 2023 04:15 AM

There's a chance for people of all ages to look for owls and learn more about our nocturnal friends this February at Anita Purves Nature Center.

There are two Owl Prowls:

  • Owl Prowl for all February 24 (ages 6 and up)
  • Owl Prowl for Adults February 25 (ages 15 and up)

Each prowl runs from 5 - 7 p.m. People will go on a walk through Busey Woods with an expert and look for owls. Come dressed for wet and slippery conditions! After the prowl, people can meet the nature center's resident screech owl and learn more about owl behaviors, habitat, diet and more.

Register by February 14 for a special discount - $12 for residents and $18 for non-residents. Call the Anita Purves Nature Center at (217) 384-4062 to register or register online at

David tells us more about the owl prowl in this video


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