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Owl Prowl at Congaree National Park

Thursday, July 28 @ 7:30 pm


Have you ever heard an owl calling in the dead of night and been curious? How do they hunt? How do they see? Why do people associate them with wisdom? Join park volunteers for an evening hike to answer these questions and more!

Owls are mysterious creatures to many, as we do not often see them, and only hear them calling at night outside of our homes. This 1.5 hour guided hike along the Boardwalk and Sims trail. We will talk about the unique adaptations owls have made that allow them to be such capable hunters, and how they use their senses to survive and thrive in the dark. We will keep our eyes and ears open and hopefully catch a glimpse or hear one of the many owls that call Congaree National Park home, as well as possibly other nocturnal creatures that might be out in the dark as well.

What to know:

– Meet at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center at 7:30pm.

– Visitors should bring a flashlight as this program will take place after dark. Flashlights should have a red mode or the light should be covered with red cellophane in order to preserve visitors’ and wildlife’s night vision. If you do not have red cellophane, the park will have some for you.

Please wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking approximately 2.5 miles. Please bring water and wear weather appropriate clothing.

 Pets are not permitted on this walk. Certified service animals are welcome.

– Mask are required in federal buildings at Congaree. Please bring a mask with you if you plan on using the restrooms and/or visiting the bookstore.

 Event could be canceled due to inclement weather.