It’s a Hoot!
NOTE: This program is not currently being offered.

Barn Owl

Are owls really wise?  Can they swivel their heads 360-degrees around?  Do all owls hoot?  Owls have fascinated humans for centuries.  You can find several species of owls right around the Mather area.

Join Christine Adams and Sally Reynolds of the California Raptor Center as they bring several live owls from their facility for this presentation!  You can get up close and personal with spectacular live owls, including a Great-horned Owl, Barn Owl, Burrowing Owl, and a cute little Northern Saw-whet Owl!

In addition to meeting these live owls, you’ll see a brief slide show featuring the calls of local owls.  You can find out whoo’s calling outside your window at night!  Then the kids will become nature detectives and investigate what owls like to eat by dissecting sterilized owl pellets.

Following the indoor portion of the program, you’ll have the option to join us for a guided walk to observe wild owls hunting in the grasslands of Mather Regional Park. Wear good walking shoes if you plan to stay for the outdoor portion of this program.  Reserve your spot early - this program is a real hoot!