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An Evening of Owls
March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Howell Living History Farm’s “Naturally Friends” wildlife series will open on Thursday, March 14, when Mercer County Wildlife Center Director Diane Nickerson presents “An Evening of Owls,” a program about some of New Jersey’s most important raptors. Held inside a barn similar to ones where owls can sometimes be found, the family-oriented event showcases one of farmers’ best friends through a talk that includes an encounter with live owls. During the presentation, visitors will learn why owls are known for their exceptional hunting skills and their ability to control rodent populations. This presentation will teach guests the importance of the species and how we can help preserve the nesting sites essential for their survival.
The program is the first of the “Naturally Friends” series offered in 2019, which features presentations about the owls, swallows, bats and beneficial insects that farmers have relied upon for centuries to maintain balance in their barns, crop fields and pastures. The program will take place inside the farm’s heated 19th century barn from 7 to 8:30 p.m.