Upcoming events this weekend at Lake Carlos State Park will focus on owls and geocaching.
The park will host "Creatures of the Night-Owls: Campfire Program" from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at its amphitheater.
While most other birds begin turning in for the night, owls are often just waking up and their haunting hoots echo in wooded places. A naturalist will explain how their ability to fly silently turns owls into stealthy predators.
From 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, the park's program "Hidden Treasures: Geocaching," will take place at the Visitor Center. The park naturalist will explain how this real life treasure hunt works, and provide GPS units to guide participants from one cache to the next.
Also on Saturday, from 3-4:30 p.m., the program "Migrate, Hibernate, or Adapt: Drop-in," will take place at the park office. Life around the park is preparing for winter, and this drop-in program will help visitors understand how trees and animals survive the coldest months.
For all programs, masks are encouraged for unvaccinated visitors. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All programs are held outside and cancelled in case of inclement weather.