Owl time at Weir Farm

Weir Preserve and Weir Farm National Historic Site will host their 24th annual Halloween Owl Prowl on Friday evening, Oct. 28, 7:30 to 9. Weir Farm is  at the corner of Nod Hill Road and Pelham Lane.

“Owlers” will gather in the Burlingham Barn for a presentation by Frank Gallo on owls that live in this area. Gallo is director, Coastal Center at Milford Point, of the Connecticut Audubon Society.

Using slides and props, he will review the special characteristics that make owls such effective raptors and some of the mythology that has evolved around them. Following his presentation, the group will proceed to nearby fields where Gallo will attempt to call in screech owls, barred owls and great horned owls. In earlier prowls, all three of these species have responded to his calls and some have been seen.