Prowling for owls in the moonlight is an exploration of nocturnal behaviour


March 23, 2023

Jean Pocha

Rachel Fiegley with the Great Grey owl mount. The largest owl in North America, it weighs over two pounds with a four foot wingspan. They are few in number and a species of concern.

An owl prowl was held Saturday, March 4 by Rachel Fiegley for Clearwater Resource Council (CRC). A brief explanation of owl behavior and Montana owl species at the CRC office was followed by a moonlit walk from River Point Campground to observe owls. The owl prowl was the sixth CRC nature walk program, which started in 2020.

"We want to help people get out onto the public land in the area," said Fiegley, former Forest Service District Ranger and Wildlife Biologist. "That way they can hopefully develop a familiarity and passion for the land."

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