Owl Fest 2014

Staff: “What type of owl are you?”

Child: “I am an Elsa owl!”

Staff: “Alright Elsa owl, lets hear your best owl call!”


Staff: “What type of owl are you?”

Child: “I am the Great Horned Owl!”

Staff: “Awesome! Lets hear it!”



These were a few of the conversations that our staff had with children that participated in the owl-hooting contest at Owl Fest. Whether you wanted to be a Great Horned Owl or a Princess Elsa Owl, everyone was welcome!


An owl-hooting activity was set up for all ages to learn the calls of four different owls that live in our area. Later on in the night, we sat around the bonfire and had an owl-hooting contest! This was just one of the activities that people could enjoy at Owl Fest.

Adults and children were able to dissect owl pellets, have their faces painted, make a craft with the Rahr Art Museum staff, enjoy guided nature walks, attend live birds of prey programs by Wildlife of Wisconsin. Attendees also were able to adopt-an-owl, purchase food, baked goods, and nature items from our gift shop! If you would like to hear more about adopting an owl, please email Corrissa at corrissaf@woodlanddunes.org. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We had a great turn out with 265 people attending throughout the night. The weather was great and our licensed bird bander was able to catch and release three Saw-whet owls by the time our event ended! Experienced staff and volunteers helped later on with the Saw-whet owls and in total, banded and released 10 owls.


Thanks to our sponsors and volunteers, we were able to have another successful Owl Fest event! Sponsors: Kohls, Bob and JoAnn Weinert, Brandt Buses, B & M Waste and Fricke Printing.

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