Wednesday, January 19, 2022

AWE Plans Hootenanny on Marco

Ever been to a hootenanny, or even know what one is? “An informal gathering with folk music and sometimes dancing,” a hootenanny by name, and definition, means fun.

Experience a real, live hootenanny when Audubon of the Western Everglades (AWE) holds the First Annual Hootenanny on Saturday, November 3rd from 10 AM-1 PM. Everyone is invited and admission is free. The hootenanny will take place at Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terrace, Marco Island.

AWE’s hootenanny will be a fall celebration of the successful burrowing owl nesting season.  The Paddle Faster Bluegrass Band will provide live music.

At the event, Owl Watch monitors will share their stories from the nesting season. You will learn about what burrowing owls eat as well as many other fun facts. It will also be a perfect time to order a starter burrow for your property.

Hear about how AWE protects the burrowing owls, and sign up to become a owl monitor. Volunteer owl monitors recently reached 500 service hours and collected 3,000 observations. This data helps AWE track long-term population trends on Marco Island.

Don’t forget to register for AWE’s first evening talk of the season, November 13 at 7 PM at Naples Botanical Garden, “The Lake O-Algae Connection,” presented by John Cassani, Calusa Waterkeeper.

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