MANCHESTER - The Equinox Preservation Trust, the Vermont Bird Place and Sky Watch and the Equinox Resort and Spa are pleased to bring Mike Clough of the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum to Manchester for this interactive presentation featuring live owls and owl artifacts.

Attendees will learn about the diets, adaptations and behavior of several native species, including Barred, Saw-whet and Screech owls and have the opportunity to see them up close.

This family-friendly program will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, in the Rockwell Room at the Equinox Hotel beginning at 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. At the conclusion of the indoor program, participants will have the option to make a short nocturnal visit to the Preserve to listen and call for owls.

For information or for questions, contact Equinox Preserve Steward Rick LaDue at 366-1400 or rick@equinoxpreservationtrust.org.