Forty people attended the Dark Sky “Hoot & Holler” event presented by the Three Rivers Avian Center in the recreation building at Watoga State Park.
This educational event was specifically related to owls and was sponsored by the Watoga State Park Foundation through a grant by the Secure Rural Schools Program.
Owls are nocturnal hunters and the majority of the injuries they receive are from car collisions as they go after dead prey on the roads. They are also susceptible to lead poisoning.
WSPF board member Mary Dawson spoke to the group about the park’s Dark Sky certification.
The International Dark Sky Association provided information about Dark Sky approved lighting as well as coloring activities for the kids.