EVENING OWL TALK AT HOWELL FARM, THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019
Howell Farm's 2019 "Naturally Friends" wildlife series will open on Thursday, March 14 when Mercer County Wildlife Center Director Diane Nickerson presents “An Evening of Owls,” a program about some of New Jersey’s most important raptors.
Held inside a barn similar to ones where owls can sometimes be found, the family-oriented event showcases one of farmers’ best friends through a talk that includes an encounter with live owls. During the presentation, visitors will learn why owls are known for their hunting skills and their ability to control rodent populations…and how we can help preserve the nesting sites essential for their survival.
The program is the first of the “Naturally Friends” series offered in 2019, which features presentations about the owls, swallows, bats and beneficial insects that farmers have relied upon for centuries to maintain essential balances in their barns, crop fields and pastures. The program will take place inside the farm’s heated 19th century barn from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Howell Farm is owned by Mercer County and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission. Parking and admission are free.
The farm is located on Valley Road, just off Route 29, seven miles north of Washington Crossing. The GPS destination for the Visitor Center is 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530.
For more information about the Naturally Friends series and other Howell Farm programs, call (609) 737-3299 or visit websites www.howellfarm.orgor www.mercercountyparks.org.