Stephanie Jennings
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Owls are amazing birds of prey! There are many interesting aspects about them that you may or may not know. For example, owls’ eyes are fixed in their sockets. This is why they must turn their entire head to see something in a different direction. They can’t turn their head completely backwards, but have a total 270 degree view.

Most owls are nocturnal, meaning that they’re active at night. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary invites you to come see them in a live owl presentation on Saturday night at 6:30 P.M. and learn more about them. Then, stay for a guided night hike on our sanctuary trails to see if you can hear them.

If you’ve ever been on a hike and the sun set before you finished, you know that experiencing a trail at night can be a completely different experience from hiking during the day. Landmarks change, as can your sense of direction. Even if you’ve hiked a trail several times, it can feel completely unfamiliar.

Explore the thrilling sights, smells, and sounds of night with Heard Trail Guides. Night hikers will be encouraged to sharpen their senses to be able to spot signs of animal life and learn more about the inhabitants of the Heard.

Clif KiD samples will be distributed while supplies last.  This event sells out each year. Preregistration is required for all night hikes. Registration available at

Marketing & Communications Director at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas. - Contact Stephanie at  
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