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Holiday Owl Prowl for Adults: Messenger Woods

Event information

Date: Friday, December 29, 2023

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 18 or older.

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Messenger Woods Nature Preserve

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A barred owl perched in a bare tree. Photo courtesy of Mourad Riad

Event details

Owls are so mysterious! They sleep during the day, wake up at dusk and are always hiding in plain sight. But will we hear them or see them? That’s the mystery! Find out which owls can be found in Illinois, then enjoy a guided hike on the trail to listen for owls.


Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, Dec. 28: 708-946-2216.


Dress for the weather. Meet in the second parking lot, at Hawthorne Grove Shelter.

The hike will be up to 2 miles on uneven trail surfaces. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.