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Owl Prowl

Enjoy Owl Prowl.
Enjoy Owl Prowl.

Ausable Bayfield Conservation's free Owl Prowl event is to take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Morrison Dam Conservation Area east of Exeter.

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017

The following details are to be confirmed:

Start time: 6 p.m.

End time: 9 p.m.

Admission cost: No cost. Freewill donations welcome. 

Where:   The annual Owl Prowl is to take place at Morrison Dam Conservation Area Workshop. It is located two kilometres east of Exeter, just south of Highway 83, at 71108 Morrison Line.

Please contact us for more information: 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610

You may also contact us through our contact form feedback form or staff contacts page.

Sessions begin with a short presentation about what makes owls unique. After this, those taking part may join in a moonlit, guided night-hike owl ‘hoot.’ Organizers have invited local owl ambassadors. There are to be live birds as well.

  • Free.
  • Space is limited.
  • Please dress for the weather.
  • Please leave your pets at home.
  • Some families may want to come to earlier session.
  • We welcome freewill donations to conservation education programs.


What is the Owl Prowl? It’s a chance to hear an interactive presentation about owls and to take part in a night-hike owl ‘hoot.’  This year the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation is sponsoring the live owl presentation.

Some people have seen and heard Eastern Screech Owls during this distinctive and educational evening event.

Each year Ausable Bayfield Conservation hosts an Owl Prowl at Morrison Dam Conservation Area Workshop, 71108 Morrison Line, 2 km east of Exeter, just south of Highway 83.

Take some time to turn off the televisions and computer devices and step out into the fresh air to enjoy nature and listen for owls. This is not some strange ritual. It’s the Owl Prowl.

“Most years, the people taking part have seen and heard Eastern Screech Owls,” said Melissa Prout, Conservation Educator with Ausable Bayfield Conservation). “The Owl Prowl is a great event for people of all ages to experience the world of a nocturnal animal. They learn about the amazing ways that owls adapt.” In short, the event is a “hoot.”

Hundreds of people have learned about owls and their amazing nocturnal adaptations through engaging multimedia presentations and this moonlit guided hike to call for owls.

Organizers call the event an evening of nature and fun.

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