Three more events at the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge are happening over the next few weeks.
Tim Parker, Visitor Services and Environmental Education Specialist from Great Basin Institute, said the first event happens this Saturday evening. It is the Scorpion Hunt. “We’ll go out and find glowing scorpions with UV lights, and we’ll do some stories and games, too,” he said. The event is from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. starting at campsite 14. Space is limited and prior registration is requested. The event is recommended not only for adults, but teens and elementary school kids as well.
On Aug. 6, the refuge is hosting a Duckwing Maze. This is best for kids age 9 and older, Parker said. “We’ll use real duck wings to navigate an indoor maze and discover how each species of duck have different markings on their wings.” It is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the visitors center. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
And on Aug. 13 is the Owl Calling event. Parker says with big eyes, sharp talons, silent flight, owls are masters of nighttime hunting. “Join us for owl pellet dissection and an evening walk to call owls.” The program is recommended for those in the third grade on up. It happens from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the visitors center. Space is limited for all the events, so register early for any of the three at www.fws.gov/refuge/pahrangat
Just how does one call an owl anyway?