Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Brainstorming (winter activities)
Re: Brainstorming (winter activities)
Sat, 4 Dec 1999 10:26:32 -0500
>Winter activity - Relatively low cost - Fun, exciting or>interesting
How about a winter Owl Prowl. Night hike out, sit quietly, and have
someone do a good (not cartoon) owl call. On clear nights you can hear them
return their calls and they will come to you if you are extremely quiet.
It's a hoot! (Sorry, couldn't resist) and then end up with a campfire and
lots of hot chocolate. You can also do a Winter Constellations hike.
I used to do this back in the Pacific Northwest with Horned Owls, and have
done it out here in SC with both Horned and Barred owls. Pretty cool, best
one was when I got a Barred owl to light in the tree right next to me.
And you do not have to go far out in the woods (though my neighbors do look
askance at me), as owls are pretty urban.
Lorie "Crazy as a hoot owl" McGraw