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Burrowing Owl Festival Returns to Rotary Park on Sat, Feb. 23

IMG_2747There is one bird species that is known throughout Cape Coral and many people come from all over just to see Cape Coral’s little feathered friends. There are even some lucky people who share a yard with these cute little guys. They quickly win hearts with their lack of fear, curious looks and adorable babies and they love to watch people as much as people love to watch them. Meet the burrowing owl!

The burrowing owl is a species of special concern and the official city bird of Cape Coral. They are birds of prey and feed on insects, anoles, frogs and mice. These small owls make their home in the ground or sometimes in a culvert and are excellent at decorating their houses, too! They bring bits of trash to place about their burrows in order to dissuade predators from approaching their homes.

Burrowing Owl Fest kidsLearn more about these fascinating creatures at the 17th Annual Burrowing Owl Festival, sponsored by the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife and Cape Coral Parks and Recreation, on Saturday, February 23 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Rotary Park (5505 Rose Garden Road). 

There will be educational programs, children’s crafts, guided walking tours, bus tours to nearby owl burrows, butterfly house access, live animals, food and a great time for all!  The cost is just $5 per person and children under 16 are free. Don’t miss this awesome day packed full of fun and learning! For more information, call (239) 549-4606.