Owls Near and Far – a nature talk by Pam Otto, Saturday, March 3, One West

Our area is home to three species of owls that are permanent residents — the great horned, barred and screech — as well as several others that visit only during the cold weather months.

On Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m., naturalist Pam Otto will give a presentation on these fascinating creatures. Her talk takes place in One West. Learn which owls you’re likely to see, where to see them and when. She will examine their life history and roles in local ecological communities.

The presentation will be appropriate for teens and adults. No reservation is required. The program is sponsored by NALWO, Fermilab’s community organization.

Pam Otto is the manager of Nature Programs and Interpretive Services for the St. Charles Park District. She received a master’s degree in outdoor education from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb in 2001, and a bachelor’s degree in foods in business from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1985. Although she has been chasing snakes since the age of three, she worked in the field of trade publishing for 15 years prior to her “rebirth” as a naturalist in 1999. Since that time she has worked at the Kane County Forest Preserve District’s Tekakwitha Woods Nature Center and at the Fox Valley Park District’s Red Oak Nature Center in North Aurora. She joined the naturalist staff at St. Charles in September 2007.

Pam Otto

Owl at Fabyan.