March 2017
We'll admit to having a bit of "spring fever" here at Owl's Hill - the promise of wildflowers, budding trees and shrubs PLUS all the great programs! Sky Hunters will showcase our beautiful resident owls and our special bird of prey guests will take to the sky for a flight demonstration. The weekly Wildflower Hikes are lead by veteran naturalists - Denis Lovell & Richard Hitt. 

There are also several special events coming up (so keep an eye out on Facebook and our website). 

And don't forget about Summer Camp! The deadline to take advantage of the discounted rate is March 1st.  Registration is limited for camp, so sign up soon!
Upcoming Events

Weed Wrangle┬«-Nashville , is an annual, one-day, citywide volunteer effort to help rescue our public parks and green spaces from invasive species through hands-on removal of especially harmful trees, vines and flowering plants. These include bush honeysuckle, Chinese privet, autumn olive, English ivy and winter creeper. 

Join us on  March 4, from 9 - noon to help Owl's Hill combat the invaders! We'll also be planting native species in the riparian zone (i.e. along the creek)


Weed Wrangle is sponsored by The Garden Club of America and The Garden Club of Nashville

**Please remember to bring gloves, long pants and a sturdy pair of shoes** 
Knee-High Naturalist: Squirrelly Squirrels
Tuesday,  Mar. 7 & Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017
10:00am-11:30am              
Cost: $10 one adult + one child / $7 each add'l person                                                            
Squirrels are scampering to gather nuts, acorns, and pinecones to store for the winter. Children will go nuts learning about this frisky animal and how it survives in nature

Free Hike Day
Saturday, March 11, 2017                           
1:00pm-3:00pm                                               
Cost: FREE

Come out to Owl's Hill for a free hike! Join one of our staff members or volunteers on a guided hike through Owl's Hill. This is a great opportunity for families, individuals, and small groups to come enjoy the trails of Owl's Hill and get some exercise. The hike will be approximately two to three miles with some moderate hill climbs included. Hikes will start at 1:00 .
Wildflower Hikes
Tuesdays - March 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25
9:30am - 11:30am
Cost: $7/hiker

The wildflowers are blooming: Spring is here! Come enjoy all the colors this season offers as we hike the trails of Owl's Hill. Watch the browns of winter give way to the spectrum of spring while we look for Blue-eyed Mary, Dutchman's Britches, and Spring Beauty. This is an adult only hike.

Sky Hunters
Saturday, April 1, 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cost: $10 / person

Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary's, Julie Eperjesi and local falconers, Jim Primus, Jean Simpson and Allen Johnson will collaborate to present the Sky Hunters program. Learn the characteristics of the night time sky hunters - the owls.  Discover the unique adaptations that hawks utilize to become masters of the sky then watch as the hawks take to the sky for a flight demonstration! Learn what makes Birds of Prey unique in the avian world and the roles they play in our environment. It promises to be an afternoon you will never forget

SUMMER CAMP 2017 - Discount Before  March 1st
Play. Hike. Explore

Summer camp provides rewarding opportunities for campers to learn about wildlife, nature, and the environment in a natural setting through games, hikes, exploration, crafts and live animal programs. 
 
Camp is limited in size so each child receives individual attention. A camp shirt and water bottle is included. A morning snack is provided and campers bring a lunch Monday-Thursday. All camps conclude on Friday with a kosher hotdog lunch, ice cream dessert and water games.  Animal Caretaker camp does NOT provide lunch.
  • Campers must be 5 when camp begins AND entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017.
  • Space in camps is assigned on a first come, first served basis by date of payment.
  • If you are interested in a camp that is full, you may e-mail us to be put on a waiting list. There is no fee for the waiting list.
  • Camp registration is not complete until the information form is on file.

NEW for 2017 Summer Camp**:  Extended care from 
3- 5 pm available for an additional $40 a camper/session. 

**Extended care offered with Nature Ranger and Nature Adventure camps.
$20/person
$70/person for 4 concert series
$75/car (6 people maximum/car)
$250/car for 4 concert series ((6 people maximum/car)

2017 Concert Series Artists

Femke Weidama
June 24, 2017

Colin Elmore & the Danville Train
July 29, 2017

The Whiskey Gentry
August 19, 2017

AND

New Orleans Jazz Quintet
September 23, 2017

TICKETS GO ON SALE MARCH 6, 2017

Thank You Supporters
We've had strong start to 2017 and it's all thanks to all of our wonderful supporters. Join us in expressing our sincere gratitude to all the people who enable 
Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary to continue to grow and thrive.

Thank You February Volunteers
Peggy Bender
Scott Bender
Jennifer Bent
Tim Bent
Dillon Bird
Mary Lee Bliek
Jean Buchanan
Jennifer Butler
Christa Bowdish
Gina Bushar
David Coats
Gail Eichelberger
Sara Ellis
Ann Ercelawn
Sharron Francis
Nancy Garden
Annette Griffin
Morel Enoch Harvey
Chris Hartung
Natalie Hartung

Angie Hayes
Diana Hays
Mary Healy
Margaret Howell
Denis Lovell
Anne Marie McCollum
Marti Moore
Jim Nance
Leah Nobel
Julie O'Hara
Linda O'Hara
Rebecca Purington
Victoria Rebeck
W. Stuart Reynolds
Amanda Schaade
Allison Short
Margaret Smith
Debbie Sykes
Cindy Whitt
 
Thank You February Donors 

Mark Battleson
Rod, Collier & Anna Kate Bickel
Henry Ambrose & Elizabeth Boord
Sarah & Hayes Bryant
Jim & Debbie Clapper
Sara Ellis
Bill & Margaret Howell
Susan & Larry Leathers
Jay & Lisa Levy
Elena Matafonova
Roy & Maya Neeley
Alice Rooker
Charles & Barbara Smith
Dr. Margaret Smith
Ernest Warrick
Douglas & Betty Wise

In Memory of Shawna Lea Hickerson Smith 
Joan Miller & Family
Charles & Barbara Smith

Thanks to Music in the Meadow Sponsors
Cameron Worley
TBH Global Asset Management

In Memory of Mary Ann Sugg
Steve & Kathy Anderson
Patsye Candish
Dr. Morel Enoch Harvey
Bill & Margaret Howell
Charlie & Connally Penley
Lee & Marguerite Peterseim
Prudence Sherrill
- The McDonald Breakfast Club
Evelyn Gatlin
Peggy Ingraham
Evelyn L.
Estelle Palmer
Lea Jones
Billy McLarty
Jo Read
Clara Sweeney
Helen Watkins
Jo Wright 
Frances Binkley
Mary Michal
Estelle Denton


Welcome to those joining
The Great Horned Owl Society
in February


Susan & Larry Leathers
Alice Rooker



Welcome Trailwalkers

Who are Trailwalkers?
Trailwalkers are donors of $250 or more during the year. 

When can we come walk/hike the trails?
Our 10 miles of trails are open to you to walk whenever Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary is open. Gates are open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and  NEW on Sundays 1 p.m. - 4 p.m . Hiking privileges do not include admission to programs that may be going on during your visit.  We hope to see you on the trails!

How do I become a Trailwalker?

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