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Bus trip to Minnesota Owl Festival planned

This news story was published on January 21, 2014.
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Barnaby the Barn Owl, winner of the World Owl Hall of Fame's 2011 Lady Gray'l Award. © Richard Ford

Barnaby the Barn Owl, winner of the World Owl Hall of Fame’s 2011 Lady Gray’l Award.
© Richard Ford

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board and Lime Creek Nature Center are sponsoring a motor coach trip to the International Festival of Owls in Houston, Minnesota on Saturday, March 8.

The festival features internationally-known speakers, live owls, and a variety of owl programs and activities for children and adults.  For more information on the festival visit their website at:

The trip will depart from the Lime Creek Nature Center parking lot at 7 a.m. with a stop at the Houston Nature Center at 9:30 a.m.; and then on to the festival from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; returning to Mason City at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Cost for the trip is $30 for adults (18 and over) and $15 for youth (17 and under), which covers transportation and entrance fee to the festival.  Lunch and dinner is not included in the fee.  To register for this trip, or for more information, please call the Lime Creek Nature Center at 641-423-5309.  Registration is required by Friday, February 21.

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