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4/2/2013 10:08:00 AM
April 2013 Dark Sky Park Event
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Please note that the first date for this event on April 5 has been closed to reservations as it is full. A second date, April 6, has been added. Registration is required; details below.

Event: Owl Banding and Stargazing with Ed Pike and the Straits Area Audobon Society

DATES: FRIDAY, APRIL 5, and SATURDAY, APRIL 6

(Friday event is full and closed to reservations)

Location: Guest House at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park

Time: 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5; 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6

DETAILS: Each year Ed Pike, a licensed bird bander, conducts research on migrating saw-whet owls at the Headlands and he invites the Straits Area Audobon Society to observe the activities. These strictly nocturnal creatures depend on plumage for camouflage during the day and deep darkness for mating, migration and predation by night.

This year Mr. Pike has agreed to have a session open for the public to come and observe these activities at the Headlands.

Birding professionals cast mist nets for catching the owls, and while waiting, participants are led through the wonders of the night sky above Headlands. This is an exceptional program for experiencing what's happening in our nighttime habitats -- and why it matters.

Mary Stewart Adams, Dark Sky Park Program Director, will also be on hand to offer the stargazing component of the evening's activities.

NOTE: Because we are dealing with a sensitive nighttime habitat, space will be limited and reservations are required.

To make reservations, or if you have questions, contact the Office of Dark Sky Development, (231) 348-1713




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