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Owl Festival

Owl Festival

Owl Festival & Owls of the Eastern Ice Virtual Talk

New! Virtual Talk
Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl
Friday, September 17 / 6PM – 7PM
Free; $10 Suggested Donation
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Join biologist Jonathan Slaght Ph.D. virtually to hear about his years of work with Blakiston’s fish owls in the wilds of Russia. Slaght takes us to the Primorye region of Eastern Russia, where we join a small team for late-night monitoring missions, on mad dashes across thawing rivers, drink vodka with mystics, hermits, and scientists, and listen to fireside tales of Amur tigers. Most captivating of all are the fish owls themselves: careful hunters, devoted parents, singers of eerie duets, and irrepressible survivors in a harsh and shrinking habitat.

Owl Festival*
Saturday, September 18 / 9AM – 5PM

Included with General Admission
VINS Members FREE (Bring your Member ID Card)

Join us for a day of all things owly! Gather with live owls from all over the world, discover their life stories, join in a craft, and play games. Spice up your experience by dressing as your favorite owl! You never know whooo you’ll run into.

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*Advanced ticket purchase is recommended for this event. Tickets are considered general admission to the Nature Center and may be applied toward the event or another day you decide to visit.

Discounted rates not available for online ticket purchases. EBT cards, guest passes, and library membership cards can be presented the day of the festival for discounts on admission. (Multiple discounts do not apply).

For more information, contact us at info@vinsweb.org or 802.359.5000.