Learn about owls at MDC virtual program on Dec. 20

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WINONA, Mo. – Because of owls’ nocturnal lifestyles and their hunting of mice, rats, and other animals that can be pests for humans, these night-time birds are a fascinating and beneficial part of Missouri’s outdoors.

People can learn more about owl species found in Missouri by signing up for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) virtual program “Birds: Owls of Missouri” on Dec. 20. This online program, which is being put on by the staff of MDC’s Twin Pines Conservation Area, will be from 1-2 p.m. This program is for all ages. People can register at mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/197159

At this program, MDC Naturalist Wendy Lott will talk about the species of owls found in Missouri and will also have tips about how to identify their calls. She will also talk about the benefits they provide to people.

Though this program is free, registration is required to participate. Use the link above. This program will include a chat-based question-and-answer option where participants can have their bear questions answered.

The Twin Pines Conservation Education Center is located just east of Winona at 20086 Highway 60. For more information about the Dec. 20 virtual program or other upcoming events being put on by the Twin Pines staff, call 573-325-1381. People can also call this number to get signed up for text alerts and e-mail bulletins about upcoming programs being put on by the Twin Pines staff.

Staff at MDC facilities across the state are holding in-person and virtual programs. A listing of these programs can be found at mdc.mo.gov/events.