“Whoo Gives a Hoot?”: Learn about owls at free lecture

Published 8:00 am Thursday, August 11, 2022

Join Conserving Carolina for a free lecture entitled, “Whoo Gives a Hoot,” presented by Emily Walker and Margeau Lance of Chimney Rock Management, on Saturday, August 20th at 10:30 a.m. at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve.


Owls are one of the most fascinating, but rarely seen, nocturnal creatures, but what makes them so special? Chimney Rock Management Naturalists will teach you about our native species and the unique characteristics that make them efficient predators and the important role they play in our ecosystem.  You’ll even get a chance to meet a couple of special animal ambassadors and see their beauty and incredible characteristics up close! So, bring the kids out to meet some live owls! This program is sure to be fun for the whole family!


This lecture is part of Conserving Carolina’s monthly Speaker Series at Walnut Creek Preserve.  Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information, visit Conserving Carolina’s website and “calendar” tab, conservingcarolina.org/calendar.


To get to Walnut Creek Preserve’s Nature Center from the Tryon and Columbus area, take Hwy 108 E and turn left on Hwy 9 toward Lake Lure.  Follow Hwy 9 N for 5 miles and turn right onto McGuinn Road (at the Exxon Station). Go 1 mile to the intersection with Big Level Road; turn left, go 0.2 miles and take the first right onto Aden Green Road. Follow Aden Green for 0.4 mile and turn left on Wood Thrush Lane and into Walnut Creek Preserve. Take the first left onto Conservatory Lane, which takes you to the parking area for the nature center; 179 Conservatory Lane, Mill Spring, NC.

The next program at Walnut Creek Preserve will be held on September 17th, when Steve O’Neil, Executive Director of Earthshine Nature Programs, will present, “Misunderstood Wildlife and more!” This program will include live animals and will be perfect for all ages! So, come out and bring the kids to meet Steve and his friends and learn some amazing secrets of our less-than-cuddly wild neighbors.

For more information about Walnut Creek Preserve, visit www.walnutcreekpreserve.com. Please note, Walnut Creek Preserve is private property, and guests are only allowed on the property by invitation (a planned event or scheduled group).  

Conserving Carolina, your local land trust, is dedicated to protecting and stewarding land and water resources vital to our natural heritage and quality of life and to fostering appreciation and understanding of the natural world. For more info visit, www.conservingcarolina.org.