Owls are intriguing birds that easily capture the attention and curiosity of bird enthusiasts.

Hannibal Parks & Recreation is offering a chance to learn more about owls in a nature program. The Owl Prowl Night Hike 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at Sodalis Nature Preserve. There are a few spots available for this hike and there will be another Owl Prowl Night Hike at 6:30 p.m. March 13.

There are ideal programs for families, since the walk will be on paved trail. Gale Rublee, interpreter guide for Hannibal Parks & Recreation, will lead the program. “We will listen and search for owls along the Bear Creek Trail while learning more about their hunting, having babies and hooting habits.”

Rublee is a certified Interpreter Guide and member of the National Association for Interpretation and Association of Missouri Interpreters. She has more than 25 years of experience as a nature educator. She is a founding member of the Mississippi Hills Master Naturalists chapter in Hannibal and is coordinator and teacher for the Bluff City Theater Youth Education in Theater Initiative.

Reservations for the nature programs are recommended by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov.