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Illinois Raptor Center's Owl Prowl will feature new Snowy Owl

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[October 04, 2014]  DECATUR - The public is invited to meet "Yeti" at the Illinois Raptor Center's annual Owl Prowl on Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. 9 p.m.

"Yeti", the IRC's newest education Snowy Owl resident just came to Decatur from Canada. She will be presented for the first time at the Owl Prowl. Other residents featured during the evening include a Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl, Barn Owl, and a Short-eared Owl - along with both grey and red morph Eastern Screech Owls.

The evening starts at the IRC education pavilion where participants will meet several of the owls. Then participants will hike to the Sangamon floodplain to call in the wild resident owls. The presentation concludes at the IRC nature center and ends with a question and answer session and refreshments.

Those attending should wear weather appropriate clothing and bring flashlights. Doors open at 6:15 PM. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students and children 6 and under are free. Seating is limited, please RSVP to or 217-963-6909. Pay at the door. Proceeds from this event go to feed and care for orphaned and injured wildlife at the IRC wildlife hospital.

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