Half-moon owl hike set for Thursday in Wilmington


City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation and the Lytle Creek League of Conservators No Child Left Indoors volunteers will once again lead a half-moon Owl Prowl on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Rick Kneisel will lead the night hike, which commences in the Clinton Memorial Hospital parking lot in the area closest to the trail (lower area, south of the hospital). The hike will be on the Luther Warren Peace Path, which is accessible for all levels of hikers, including wheelchairs and strollers.

Owls are establishing their territory and preparing to nest, which begins in the heart of winter. Now that the leaves have fallen, it is a perfect time of year to spot owls and learn about their habitat and life cycle. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight and your sense of adventure.

This program is free of charge and anyone interested in experiencing the natural world is welcomed. Register at greenalliancecc.com. For more information contact Lori Williams at the Park Office at 937-382-4781.