Owl, reptile programs planned at Coastal Discovery this month

December 6, 2013 

Coastal Discovery Museum will conduct two wildlife programs this month, one Dec. 30 to teach people about alligators and other reptiles, and one Dec. 27 to teach about owls, like this barred owl photographed this past summer on Lady's Island.

JEFF KIDD — Staff photo

The Coastal Discovery Museum will host two programs this month-- one about owls and another about reptiles -- to introduce people to wildlife found on Hilton Head Island and elsewhere in the Lowcountry.

The Family Owl Program is set for 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Dec. 27. This live owl program will help participants discover what makes owls the ultimate nocturnal predator and explore their incredible adaptations, according to a news release. From beak to tail, birds living in the Lowcountry exhibit amazing adaptations for survival. Nancy Owen will present this program, along with four of her feathered friends.

Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, extension 223. The cost is $12 adult, $7 child (ages 4-12 only). No participants under the ages of 4. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The museum also will host a “Meet and Greet” of alligators and snakes that live on Hilton Head Island on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 30. This educational program, presented by Joe Maffo of Critter Management, will allow participants to observe the reptiles, take photos with the animals and learn more about them. This cost is $5 per person, and no reservations are required.

The Museum is at 70 Honey Horn Drive.

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