TH17 Spotted Owls 1 – Moderate/Advanced Hike | 2017 – SOLD OUT
Time - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Trip Leader(s): Green Diamond Resource Co
This trip is a “wow!” experience as we visit excellent spots to observe Northern Spotted Owls in their nesting habitat. This trip offers superb photographic opportunities, as the owls have become accustomed to human presence over the years they have been studied. The biologists at GDRC are quite knowledgeable on the subject of Spotted Owl biology, and they are happy to share their experiences with these birds. The owls come amazingly close as they swoop down for the offered mice by the GDRC biologist. This event will require a hike-in after driving on gravel roads. Expect uneven terrain and possibly a long walk. Wear hiking boots and dress in layers. Will not stop for food or restrooms. Once the group carpools from the community center to Green Diamond property, they will be going behind a locked gate and cannot be joined up with, so be sure to be on time to meet the group. You may want to have a spotting scope available in your vehicle if we stop to scan for eagles, but it won’t be needed to see the owls (Repeats on Friday as event #FR34 – Easy/Moderate Hike, Saturday as event # SA67 – Easy/Moderate Hike, and Sunday as event # SU95 – Moderate/Advanced Hike).
This event will meet at the Arcata Community Center, in the lobby. Festival headquarters will not be set up there quite yet so just look for others with binoculars.
This event is fully booked.