Don’t miss nature-friendly Halloween events this weekend, including Owl-o-ween at Alabama Wildlife Center

Meet Belle at Red Mountain Park’s Trick or Treat Trails. Photo courtesy of Red Mountain Park

Want to meet the world’s largest owl or are you more into Spiderman? Red Mountain Park and Alabama Wildlife Center  will be hosting special Halloween events Saturday for friends and families looking for a nature-friendly “spooky” day.

Tricks, Treats & Trails at Red Mountain Park

Red Mountain Park’s Trick, Treat & Trails. Photo courtesy of Red Mountain Park

Forget going door to door in your neighborhood, experience trick or treating out in the great outdoors along the beautiful trails of Red Mountain Park. The Park has organized twenty (20) trick or treat stations along the trails for kids to score candy and toys. There will also be the Anatomy of Pi Food Truck, music, scavenger hunt for kids and a special visit from Spiderman, Cinderella & Belle.

Kids and pets are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. There will be prize packs to the best costume awards both humans AND four-legged friends at 11:30 AM near the Park Entrance.

Photo from Red Mountain Park

Tickets: $5/person with a family cap of $20, ages 3 and under FREE. For tickets, click here. Members at giving level 3 or above receive 4, 6 or 10 free tickets.

Time: 10: 00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27th, with the costume contest taking place at 11:30 a.m.

Owl-o-Ween at the Alabama Wildlife Center

The Alabama Wildlife Center is hosting the annual Owl-o-Ween festival on Saturday, October 27, 11-2 at Oak Mountain State Park. Come meet up close several kinds of owls, including the worlds largest owl the Eurasian eagle-owl.

For the kids there will be candy, games, crafts, story time and most importantly a creepy crawly table.

Baby Barred Owls at the Alabama Wildlife Center. Photos from the Alabama Wildlife Center Facebook page

During the day there will be a release of a rehabilitated owl, and a live bird of prey show.

Cost: It’s FREE with admission to Oak Mountain State Park.

See you on the outdoors!!

 

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.