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Environmental Center Night: Owls of North Florida
September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute (FSI) and Sunrise Wildlife Rehabilitation (SWR) for a fun evening learning about “Owls of North Florida” at the North Florida Springs Environmental Center. Sunrise Wildlife Rehabilitation’ primary focus is the rescue and rehabilitation of injured, orphaned and displaced native wildlife. Their mission and passion have evolved and their interpretive wildlife programs have become central to the organization and means to fundraising for the care needed for these owls and other birds of prey housed at their facility.
“Owls of North Florida” features 3 species of owls native to our area. The tiny Eastern Screech Owl “Ruby”, the vocal Barred Owl “Merlin” and the powerful Great Horned Owl “Einstein”. These three owls serve a purposeful life as wildlife ambassadors for SWR and have all been deemed non-releasable.
Sunrise Wildlife Rehabilitation will introduce each species individually enlightening visitors with a bit of natural history on each owl then: SWR wildlife ambassadors and their handlers will spread out-to stations in the various area of North Florida Springs Environmental Center garden, to display each owl and allow up close/safe viewing. This allows visitors a chance to ask questions and serves to broaden understanding of how our world is connected and every species plays a role in the survival of all life!
This is a free event but donations welcome, please RSVP below if you plan on attending!
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