Road to Recovery for Illinois’ Barn Owls

When:
October 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
2018-10-16T19:00:00-05:00
2018-10-16T19:15:00-05:00
Where:
Heller Nature Center
2821 Ridge Rd
Highland Park
IL 60035
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Road to Recovery for Illinois’ Barn Owls @ Heller Nature Center

Barn Owls were listed as Illinois-endangered in 1977. The species is now being delisted, thanks to a recovery plan that has included more than 200 new nest boxes, monitoring of more than 450 boxes overall, and habitat protection efforts. Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Terry Esker, a member of the recovery team, will discuss the program, its success, and challenges still faced in maintaining Barn Owl populations in the state.