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Southeastern Raptor Center Releases Owls at Oxbow Meadows Oct. 22

Date: 10/17/2011 1:25 pm

Looking for a nature-filled Halloween event for the family? Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center in Columbus, Ga., hosts the second annual Tricks, Treats & Trails on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 4-8 p.m. (EST).

At 6:30 p.m. the Southeastern Raptor Center, part of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, will give a short program on raptors and release rehabilitated owls into the wetland.

From 4-6 p.m. visitors trick-or-treat on the wetland trail and meet wildlife that tell about their role in the environment, venture Beyond the Grave at the fossil exhibit inside the Natural History Center, come face-to-face with Swamp Thing at the alligator pond, and listen to ghost stories read by Columbus State University theater students.

A costume contest at 5:30 hosted by the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer's Tim Chitwood offers prizes for best use of recycled material, best use of natural material, and outstanding group theme.

A new component, the Empty Bowl pottery sale, benefits Feeding the Valley.  Purchase a handmade bowl created by Britt David Studio’s pottery membership program and staff and enjoy a dinner of soup, bread, and dessert and keep your “empty” bowl. One hundred percent of the profits go toward Feeding the Valley’s Kids Café program.

Oxbow Meadows is located at 3535 South Lumpkin Road in Columbus. Admission for Tricks, Treats & Trails is $5, free for children three and under.  For information visit the Web site http://oxbow.columbusstate.edu/programs.php or call (706) 507-8550.

The mission of the Southeastern Raptor Center is to rehabilitate injured or orphaned raptors, and to educate the public. For more information, visit vetmed.auburn.edu/raptor.

Contact: Tara Lanier, (334) 844-3698, tara.lanier@auburn.edu

 

 

 

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