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Owls of Marin
Date Friday August 22
Time 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Marin Art & Garden Center
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Amphitheater
Ross, CA 94957
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorAlex Godbe
The Hungry Owl Project is thrilled to present “Owls of Marin” an educational and fun presentation for families. This is a great opportunity to learn about the owls that live among us. Many owls are more active at night so they are more often heard than seen. You will hear the calls made by the different species of owls that live in Marin. This will be a unique opportunity to see live owls. Discover what we know about the interesting lives of owls and how they benefit humans.

There is a $15 suggested donation for adults and $5 for children under 12 accompanied by an adult... Funds raised benefit the Hungry Owl Project whose mission includes conservation of cavity nesting birds by providing nesting boxes for owls, bluebirds, hawks, and bats.

The Hungry Owl Project is a program of WildCare (http://www.wildcarebayarea.org ), a non-profit wildlife hospital and education center in San Rafael. The Hungry Owl Project is dedicated to the conservation of cavity nesting birds through education and by providing nesting boxes for owls, bats and bluebirds. Loss of habitat and removal of old farm buildings has caused a steady decline of Barn Owls in many parts of the United States. Seeking to prevent such losses in the Bay Area, the Hungry Owl Project educates the public about the natural pest control services Barn Owls provide. Barn Owls are voracious consumers of rodents, and without the services of beneficial predators, such as owls and hawks, rodent populations would soon be out of control. The Hungry Owl Project provides educational programs at schools, and with Marin Art & Garden Center conducts Beneficial Predators field trip programs for local schools. Partnering with school woodshop classes and scouts, the Hungry Owl Project builds nest boxes. Video cameras have been installed by the Hungry Owl Project in nest boxes at several schools in Marin for viewing by students on campus, and by the public via a web cam at http://www.hungryowl.org. The Hungry Owl Project also educates the public on the harmful effects of rodenticides (rat poison) on beneficial predators, assists WildCare in the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned birds of prey, reunites fallen raptor chicks with their natural families, and consults with farm, ranch, orchard, golf course, homeowners associations, vineyard owners and managers on the role of beneficial predators in Integrated Pest Management. Since 2002, the Hungry Owl Project has sold over 400 nesting boxes in Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties. The program has even expanded to other parts of the state and country.

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