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Day and Night Shift on the Prairie

February 4 @ 10:30 am - 6:30 pm

Free

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

  • West Menard’s, SW side of parking lot3803 West University StreetSpringfield, MO, 65807United States (map)

Details

Date:
February 4
Time:
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.greaterozarksaudubon.org/events/2023/2/4/day-and-night-shift-on-the-prairie

Venue

Menard’s
3803 West University Street
Springfield, MO 65807 United States
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Phone:
417-869-1546
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