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Have a hoot learning about owls' habitat
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NEW GLARUS - Join the Friends of New Glarus Woods State Park at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27, to learn about the habitat and habits of the owls of Wisconsin.

This family-oriented outdoor program will begin with a bonfire at the New Glarus Woods State Park picnic area by the park entrance. Steve Johnston, park manager, and Brad Bates, assistant manager, will present an interactive and interpretive program with hands on demonstrations. People can go for an evening night hike along trails lit by luminaries in search of owls and listen for their calls.

Check weather conditions and dress appropriately. Parents may wish to come early so their children can enjoy the new park playground. Lawn chairs are suggested for playground and bonfire viewing.

The Friends of New Glarus Woods State Park is a non-profit group that helps promote awareness of the New Glarus Woods, educates all ages about nature and assists in making the woods an exceptional environment for nature and visitors. The group welcomes new members. Contact Dunnell Kendrick-Parker, the president of the Friends of New Glarus Woods State Park at (608) 527-2335 or

Parking in the State Park requires either a daily admission sticker or an annual Wisconsin Park sticker.

A 2010 Wisconsin State Park sticker can be purchased for $25, over age 65 $10.