EVENT FULL: “When you go owling, you have to be quiet.”


Mar 28 2021


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Thumb Lake

PLEASE NOTE: We’ve reached maximum capacity and registration for this particular event is CLOSED. 

By Jan Yolen and John Schoenherr, the book Owl Moon describes a young girl and her Pa’s still-winter-night walk in the woods. The story is as enchanting as being in the middle of the woods on a moonlit winter night. We will embark on our quiet walk under a full moon to embrace the wild, the cold, the silence, and the lessons the Northwoods winter has to offer.

If this resonates with you, if you want to walk into the woods at night, in shared silence, in hunt of an owl sighting, with a purpose to listen intently, plan to join Little Traverse Conservancy Stewardship Director Derek Shiels at the far northwest corner of Thumb Lake (Charlevoix County) where the road ends.

Contact Conservancy for map and directions. Must be able to travel on uneven terrain, off-trail, with little light, and be exposed to the cold for up to two hours.

Event is limited to 10 participants. 

Photo by Sue Kurtz