Day and Night Shift on the Prairie
February 4 @ 10:30 am - 6:30 pmFree
FREE-Open to the public.
There is a magical time as dusk approaches when diurnal (daytime) and nocturnal (nighttime) activity overlaps during twilight. Crepuscular (active during twilight) raptors briefly interact during the changing-of-the guard between day and night, often taking the same ground roosts the other has just vacated! Come see this fascinating interchange of Northern Harriers and Short-eared Owls that has played out on the prairies for eons. Bonus: There’ll be lots of daytime raptors and other birds to study, too!
The Prairie Station restaurant in Lockwood is a planned lunch and restroom stop; at least one other rest stop will be made. Bring water and snacks—it’s a longer trip than usual!
We’re carpooling and caravaning around the area to reduce the number of vehicles.
Leader: Becky Swearingen, 417-766-1708