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Holiday Owl Prowl

Event information

Date: Friday, December 30, 2022

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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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 or see them on our prowl? 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. 29: 708-946-2216.


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

The hike may be up to 2 miles long 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.