Just because we are in the middle of Winter doesn't mean you can enjoy discovering some of the exciting parts of nature that the Hudson Valley has to offer. Our local woods are full of creatures big and small year round. The Mohonk Preserve is one of the organizations that offers opportunities to discover local animals including beautiful birds of prey.

This Saturday (January 16, 2021) you can enjoy an evening walk with the Mohonk Preserve where you will discover Hudson Valley owls. The Owl Prowl After Dark Hike will be a fun way to spend an evening. The hike will take you along the carriage roads in the preserve just as the sun goes down.

Lauren Borer, the Mohonk Preserve Educator is inviting 10 people to join her for this walk from 4 PM to 5:30 PM. All ages are welcome but children must be 5 years or older and all children must be with an adult. You do need to preregister for the event which you can do by clicking here. You will walk and listen for owl calls. Hopefully you may even spot one.

This event will be held entirely outdoors so it is important that you dress for the weather. You will need to wear a mask. You should also bring a flashlight  or even a headlamp which has a red filter. The event is free to attend but is only open to 10 people and you are required to register in advance. The walk will meet at the Spring Farm Trailhead.

The Mohonk Preserve is located just outside of the Village of New Paltz in Ulster County. They can be contacted by calling 845-255-0919.

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