What’s wet, dark and scary?

More than 60 people – including many children – braved a rainy night to join expert Ian McGuire on an Owl Prowl through Wapley Woods. Despite the weather the crowd enjoyed their walk in the damp, spooky darkness, pausing as Ian described various species of owl.

Tape recordings of owls were played, but unfortunately no owls answered back. Ian said that owls generally didn’t like flying in wet weather – “It’s hard to fly and hold an umbrella at the same time!”

Nevertheless the group still met a real live owl because Ian had brought Jaz, a male tawny owl. The children in particular were fascinated to see an owl at close quarters.

Check out Ian’s website on www.wildowl.net for lots of interesting photos.

The Hawk and Owl Trust site on www.hawkandowl.org is also fascinating.

Did YOU come on the Owl Prowl? Please leave a comment to tell us what you thought about it.

One thought on “What’s wet, dark and scary?”

  1. The “Owl Prowl” at Wapley Bushes was excellent, despite the very wet weather!!!

    My husband, son and I all came along and thought it was very informative. Ian, the owl expert, was most interesting to listen to (his joke about “what is the most popular owl?” answer = TEATOWEL was terrible mind you!!)and even though it was disappointing that no owls responded to the recorded calls that were played, we all had a great time. Ian’s pictures of owls were fantastic and we got to meet his owl, Jaz (I think!) at the end of the walk.

    Highly recommended to anyone for a night walk with a difference!!

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