May 22, 2019

Contact: Amy Poos

Echo Bluff State Park hosts Night Owls and Nightjars: Often Heard but Seldom Seen interactive program June 8

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MAY 22, 2019 – What are those strange sounds that we hear during the night? Come to an interactive program to learn about birds that add to spring and summer night noise; the owls and nightjars! Meet at the amphitheater 8:30 p.m., Saturday, June 8, to view photos of these feathered friends and learn why they are so unique. Afterwards, participants will take a short walk in hopes of hearing the owls and nightjars along the creek, while parks staff attempt to call in more of these birds!

This event is free and open to public. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy shoes for the short walk. Insect repellent is also recommended.

Echo Bluff State Park is located on Highway 19, approximately 25 miles south of Salem and 14 miles north of Eminence. For more information about this and other events at the park call 573-751-1224.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit the web at Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.