Genesee Country Village & Museum is partnering again this winter with Wild Wings Inc. to host the popular Owl Moon night-hike and owl meet and greet experience on Fridays and Saturdays, February 3, 4, 10, and 11. Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to take a guided night hike with a GCV&M naturalist, meet owls with Wild Wings, hear a reading of the book “Owl Moon,” and more. Plus, the Museum’s Meeting Center will be open with food and drink available for purchase. Admission to this event is $15 for the general public and $13.50 for Museum Members. Tickets must be purchased online in advance at www.gcv.org/event/owl-moon.
Hit the nature trails and listen closely for owls
During Owl Moon, visitors will head out onto the nature trails at GCV&M with a naturalist for a guided hike. Groups will experience the night woods as owls do, and perhaps hear the sounds of owls nestled in the trees above. Please note, there will still be some daylight for the groups that head out onto the trails at the beginning of the evening. Guided hikes will take place from 5 – 7:45 p.m., and the earliest tours are best for those with concerns about visibility, or those who would like to hike in relative daylight. This event will take place in snow or rain – visitors are encouraged to dress for cold weather and wear good walking shoes.
Meet owls with Wild Wings
Educators from local group Wild Wings Inc. will be on-site from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the GCV&M Meeting Center Auditorium with a variety of owl species in their care. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the different types of owls local to this region: what they look like, what they eat, what sorts of environments they prefer, and hear about Wild Wing’s efforts to care for these birds. The owl meet-and-greet with owls is not part of the guided hike, so visitors are encouraged to make time to stop into the Auditorium before or after their hike.
Warm up by a campfire or in the Meeting Center Lounge
Owl Moon guests will have the chance to see the Museum grounds after hours: enjoy a craft beverage beside an outdoor campfire, have a bite to eat in the Meeting Center Lounge, shop the Flint Hill Store, or warm up beside a roaring fire in the Lounge. Food and drink will be available 4:30 – 8 p.m., and there will be a cash bar available with selections of historical craft beer, rotating hard cider, wine, and soft drinks.