Owls will be the focus of this year’s presentation at the fall University of Findlay Rieck Center for Habitat Studies’ open house. The free, public event will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Naturalist and Rieck Center board member Katie Ware will give a presentation on these fascinating birds of prey. Coffee and cookies will be served at 1:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 2 p.m. Information will also be offered regarding other Rieck Center activities, such as its upcoming Feederwatch Program.
Located between Findlay and Arlington at 17311 County Road 166, the Rieck Center encompasses 54 acres, which include two miles of trails that weave through woodlands, grasslands, along wetlands and past a variety of other habitats. It is open to the public all year, and is used by various UF science classes for observation, study, research and recreation.
For more information on what the site has to offer, visit www.rieckcenter.org. Questions can also be directed to Ben Dolan, Ph.D., director of natural areas and plant collections at UF, and associate professor of biology, at firstname.lastname@example.org and at 419-434-5530.