In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Explore Owl Night

Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park is hosting a night for you to encounter owls.

Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department will host the 14th annual Owl Night event at Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park on Saturday, February 16th from 5:00pm-9:00pm.  Encounter live owls including the four species that live and nest in Northwest Louisiana. Plus, find a variety of activities that explore how owls are adapted to their night world.  Explore owl night for free. Trained Volunteer Naturalists will be with the owls to answer questions and provide information about what makes each species unique.’

Owl C

Mr. Larry Raymond of the Shreveport Bird Study Group and Louisiana Master Naturalists will give repeating presentations on Owls of Louisiana in the visitor center classroom. Librarians from Shreve Memorial Library will offer owl-themed story times in the visitor center for younger visitors. And our local wildlife rehabilitators from WERLA will give information on how you can help owls.

Owl A

The Louisiana Society of Animal Artists will be at Owl Night showing and selling their favorite pieces featuring owls. And visitors of all ages can make their own owl-inspired artwork in the Arts and Crafts area.  Visitors at Owl Night can also enjoy games, exploring the food chain exhibit, and going on a flashlight-free guided night hike!

Owl B

Uneeda Taco, The Hot Dawg Hut, Gary’s Cajun Cuisine and Cotton Candy Crush will be on site selling refreshments. After dinner enjoy a complementary make-your-own s’more by the fire.

There is very limited parking on site.  Continuous shuttle service will be provided from Richard Fleming Park, 7919 W Lakeshore Dr, Shreveport 71107 to Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park from 5pm-10pm.

Owl D

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