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The Endless Mountains Nature Center will host Owl Day on Sunday,

Oct. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The special day is filled with programs dedicated to these unique and

fascinating birds of prey.

There will be a live owl program titled Close Encounters with Owls,

presented by the Delaware Valley Raptor Center. Bill Streeter of the

Raptor Center will discuss and display five or six owls during the

one-hour educational program. Visitors will be able to see and hear

several owl species who reside in or migrate through northeastern

Pennsylvania. This is the debut presentation of this program, which

will include a Snowy Owl, a Saw-whet Owl and a Barred Owl, among


The Endless Mountains Nature Center's own resident birds of prey will

also be showcased. They include an Eastern Screech Owl, a Red-tailed

Hawk and an American Kestrel.

All of the birds in the presentations have been rehabilitated, but

can't be returned to the wild, so they reside at the Raptor Center or

the Nature Center to help educate the public.

Youngsters and those young-at-heart will enjoy participating in a

number of owl-related crafts at the Nature Center. There will also be

new and informative bird exhibits at the lodge, including hands-on


During the day, join in a short guided walk through Camp Lackawanna up

to the main lodge for the live owl presentation. Lodges and parking

are handicapped accessible.

Refreshments will be available at the conclusion of the program.

Owl Day is sponsored by the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau.

There is limited space for the Owl Day activities, so register early.

The fee is $8 for Stewards (members), and $10 for all others.

To register or for more information, call the Nature Center at 570.

836.3835 or go to www.EMNConline.org. The office is open Wednesday

through Sunday.

The Endless Mountains Nature Center maintains public walking trails

and offers nature-related programs for people of all ages. The Nature

Center is a non-profit serving northeastern Pennsylvania. Its mission

is to preserve the natural environment by providing educational

opportunities and recreational activities. It is headquartered at Camp

Lackawanna, which is located on Vosburg Road, off Route 6 between

Tunkhannock and Meshoppen.

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