Monday, April 01, 2013

Foothills center hosts owl program April 13

The Great Horned owl babies are coming! Learn about the owls of Idaho, do some fun owl activities, and take a walk to view the owls on Saturday, April 13.

This free, family-friendly event runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road. No pre-registration is required; open to all ages. Please, leave your pets at home.

Bring binoculars if you have them - we'll have some to borrow and will also set up spotting scopes for really great views of the owls.

While you are here, please visit the 1/4 mile self-guided Story Trail on the center grounds. Each month, pages from a children's book are posted on 10 preschool-sized reading platforms. The April book is "Owl Babies" by Martin Waddell. The trail is open from sunrise to sunset and begins in the northwest corner of the Foothills Learning Center parking lot along the split rail fence.

To get to the Foothills Learning Center, take 8th Street north to Hulls Gulch Reserve. From the end of the pavement, go 1/3 mile farther. Additional questions call 493-2530 or TDD/TTY 800-377-3529 or visit