ALNA — The Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association will host a full moon owl prowl from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at its Trout Brook Preserve, according to a news release from the association.

Lynne Flaccus, a naturalist and the Programs Manager for SVCA, will lead the exploration. The Trout Brook Preserve offers good habitat for Barred owls and they are often heard there even during daylight hours.

Participants should meet at the Trout Brook parking area on Route 218 just north of the Alna Store. The parking area is on the left just after crossing Trout Brook. Wear appropriate footwear, dress warmly and be sure to include a headlamp or flashlight in case the moon is not fully visible.

A ski pole or walking stick may be helpful if it is slippery. During a short hike participants will call, look and listen for local owls and Flaccus will provide information about the natural history of some of Maine’s most common night time “living mousetraps.”

The Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association is a member organization advocating shared stewardship of Maine’s 58-mile Sheepscot River since 1969.

For more information, visit or call 586-5616.

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