Great Horned Owl at the Paul Smiths VIC (27 July 2013)

All About Owls
12 October 2013

Short-eared Owl, Barred Owl, and Saw-whet Owl. Photos courtesy of Adirondack Wildlife.  Used by permission.Short-eared Owl, Barred Owl, Saw-whet Owl. Photos courtesy of Adirondack Wildlife Refuge. October is Owl Month at the Paul Smiths VIC. To celebrate, the Paul Smith’s College VIC, Adirondack Raptors, and the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge are teaming up to provide a day-long program on owls.  The activities will include opportunities to see and learn about the following owls:

The goal of the event is to educate people about owls and their place in the various Adirondack habitats and to foster compassion, tolerance, and understanding of wildlife.  The day's schedule is provided below:

All About Owls Schedule
10:00 AM - noon Mark Manske (Adirondack Raptors):
Saw-whet Owls (presentation in the theater)
$20 per person
$10 for Friends of the VIC
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Mark Manske (Adirondack Raptors):
Birds of Prey Demonstration (in the Sun Space Gallery)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Brian McAllister (Adirondack Birding Center):
Raptor Migration (presentation in the theater)
$5 per person
Free for Friends of the VIC
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wendy Hall (Adirondack Wildlife Refuge) and Mark Manske (Adirondack Raptors):
Seven Species of Owls (presentation in the theater)
$5 per person
Free for Friends of the VIC
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Mark Manske (Adirondack Raptors):
Saw-whet Owl Banding
(weather permitting)


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The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

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The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.