Local Nature Park Plans Special Saturday ‘Owl Event’ [VIDEO]
Rusty Scarborough from the Shreveport's Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about this Saturday's special program.
The park, located on Blanchard Furrh Road in Shreveport, will be holding an "Owl Night" event on Saturday, February 17, from 5 til 9pm. Scarborough tells KEEL listeners that visitors to the park "will be able to see all four of the most common species of owls, with a handler, out on the trail."
The female barn owl that Scarborough brings to the KEEL studio came to the park, as he explains, "through a rehabilitator." The owl was injured in an exhaust fan at a nuclear power pant in Arkansas and is unable to fly. Scarborough also explains how the head and face shape of the owl gives it an amazing ability to hear, as the round shape "acts like a satellite dish, seeding information to the bird's ears located behind its eyes."
The Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park is open Wednesday through Saturday from 8 til 5 and Sunday from 1 til 5, but often remains open into the evening for special events and programs. For more information about the park's "Owl Night" event or for directions, JUST CLICK HERE!