Scouts issued special invitation to Owl Day at Audubon Center

A visiting Brownie Troop inspired staff at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary to create a special Scout patch for their Nov. 9 Owl Day.

From 1-5 p.m. on that Saturday, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of all ages can earn an Owl Patch by participating in at least four afternoon opportunities:

Attend the 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. talk by Mark Baker, a licensed raptor (bird of prey) rehabilitator. He will have live owls that are unable to be released back into the wild.

Dissect an owl pellet.

Make an owl craft.

Learn to make at least one owl call. (Optional: Owl calling contest at 3 p.m.)

Learn the names of at least three species of owls.

When scouts arrive, a check list of activities will be available. After completing the activities, an owl patch can be purchased for $3.

Scouts that come to Owl Day will be made honorary Friends of the Nature Center for the day, giving them admission at the member rate of $6. Non-member admission for Owl Day is $8.

All visitors are welcome to participate in all activities.

There will also be food and behind-the-scenes tours of Liberty, Audubon’s own non-releasable Bald Eagle.

Troops should call 569-2345 to reserve, then check in at a special table at the event.

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, Pa.