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Owl Prowl to be Held at Ozark National Scenic Riverways

a barred owl on a limb
Owls such as this barred owl may be seen or heard during the National Park Service’s Owl Prowl at Alley Spring on February 2.

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News Release Date: January 23, 2018

Contact: Josh Chilton, 573-225-3945

Contact: Dena Matteson, 573-323-4814

Eminence, MO – "Whooo is out there?" Owls have fascinated mankind for centuries, from the wise owl of the Greek goddess Athena to Winnie the Pooh’s friend. To learn more about these creatures of the night, join rangers from Ozark National Scenic Riverways on an Owl Prowl at 5:30 PM on Friday, February 2, beginning at the Alley Spring General Store.

We’ll learn fact and folklore about these little understood hunters of the night. Using recorded owl calls, rangers will try to get the owls to answer and maybe even approach close enough for a good look! The walk will be less than a mile, but please come prepared because it may be chilly! Visitors can enjoy hot drinks at the General Store before and after this free program.  

The Alley General Store is on the grounds near Alley Spring, located six miles west of Eminence, Missouri, on State Route 106. Please dress warmly and make sure all children are accompanied by an adult.  For more information, contact Ranger Josh Chilton at (573) 226-3945 or e-mail us, or visit the park’s Facebook page or park website at

Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people.


Last updated: January 24, 2018

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