National Aviary to celebrate ‘Owl-o-Ween’
The National Aviary in Pittsburgh is hosting various events this month where visitors can see owls and other birds in lush habitats.
The annual family-friendly harvest festival, Owl-o-Ween, is Oct. 19 and 26. Guests are invited to dress in costumes. In addition to owls, visitors will see raptors, vultures, bats and other creatures of the night.
Whooo’s ready for Owl-o-Ween? Owls, raptors, vultures & other creatures of the night will greet you at the National Aviary's annual family-friendly harvest festival on Oct. 19 & 26. Included with admission. https://t.co/wINQFAz8Qu pic.twitter.com/z0mruRknRr
— National Aviary (@National_Aviary) October 7, 2019
On Oct. 24 and Oct. 30, the aviary’s ornithologist, Bob Mulvihill, will lead an “Owl Prowl,” and seek out owls in the forests of Pittsburgh’s parks.
Mulvihill will lead a guided, after-dark nature walk to look and listen for owls. He will search the treetops for Eastern Screech Owls, Great Horned Owls and Barred Owls. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a flashlight. On Oct. 24, the event will be at the Irwin Run Conservation Area in Gibsonia; on Oct. 30, it will be at Olympia Park in Emerald View Park on Mt. Washington.
There will be a brunch Oct. 27 in the rose garden tent at the aviary.
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .