Owl Fest Week July 25 – 31, 2021

Owl Fest Week – What a HOOT!

Owl Week: Sunday, July 25th– Saturday, July 31st

Join us for an exciting week celebrating owls! Enjoy on-site activities like an owl-themed Nature Time Tuesday, an owl Storytime with Manitowoc Public Library and more. We’ll have virtual visits with naturalist and author Stan Tekiela, and local wildlife rehabilitators, Wildlife of Wisconsin. This week will be a hoot! Registration is required for most in-person programs, see details below


Owl Senses Walk
Sunday, July 25-  Saturday, July 31

Celebrate Owl Week by learning about owl senses and Wisconsin owls! Stations will be set up along the first part of Willow Trail and can be enjoyed anytime from dawn until dusk.

Owl Babies Story Time
Sunday, July 25 – Saturday, Aug 21

Take an Owl Babies Story Time Walk through the Lester Public Library’s pretty gardens! Read the beloved tale of three owl siblings, Sarah, Percy and Bill, as you stroll. Bring your library card if you’d like to pick up a Feathered Tails Story Time To Go pack while you’re there (July 26th-31st).

Owl Craft Grab and Go Bag
Monday, July 26 -Saturday, July 31

Stop at the front desk of the Nature Center and pick up an owl art project to take home. The Nature Center is open Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm and Saturday 9:00am-Noon.

The Difference Between Hawks and Owls with Wildlife of WI 
Monday, July 26
Time to be determined, stay tuned!

Watch our Facebook page for a special video with local wildlife rehabilitators, Wildlife of Wisconsin! Meet one of their educational owls and hawks and learn the difference between these two amazing birds!

Owl-themed Nature Time Tuesday 
Tuesday, July 27th 
Session 1: 12:30-1:15
Session 2: 1:45-2:30
Session 3: 3:00-3:45
Registration required for one of the sessions. Call 793-4007 or email Jess at jessicaj@woodlanddunes.org

*Virtual Program: Intriguing Owls with Stan Tekiela
Wednesday, July 28


Naturalist, wildlife photographer and author, Stan Tekiela, presents “Intriguing Owls,” a program filled with eye-popping images of every owl species found in the United States. For over 20 years, Stan has traveled across the U.S. to study and photograph owls. Stan will explain the many intriguing aspects of these nocturnal birds in plain and simple terminology. You will learn just how well owls see in the dark, along with their amazing hearing abilities. Registration required by Monday, July 26th. Call 793-4007 or email Jess at jessicaj@woodlanddunes.org. Sponsored by ATC.

Outdoor Owl Storytime at the Dunes
Saturday, July 31
Storytime is a HOOT! Join us for an owl-themed storytime with special guests from Manitowoc Public Library! We’ll be singing, talking, reading, creating, and playing at this inclusive Storytime for families with preschoolers. It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends, socialize, and strengthen early literacy skills. Recommended for developmental ages 2-5, siblings are always welcome. Storytimes are inclusive and welcoming. Be prepared to enjoy this outdoor storytime “picnic style” by bringing a blanket or camp chairs to set up in the lawn (some picnic tables available). In the event of inclement weather, storytime will be moved indoors, masks required. Space is limited, registration required by Thurs, July 29th. Call 793-4007 or email Jess at jessicaj@woodlanddunes.org.

Enjoy the week!

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