That’s the cry of the Barred Owl, often heard reverberating through our neighborhood after sunset and before sunrise.
Barred owls are highly territorial, and they choose a mate in the middle of winter. This year, the evening of January 6 appeared to be the winter social “hoot-enanny,” as dozens of owls loudly staked their claims to mates and roosts.
The owls lay a clutch of eggs, which are incubated for a period of about four weeks. This nesting pair has delighted keen-eyed passersby along the Henderson Road side of the path in the City park near Williamsburg Road. We will be watching for babies toward the end of February.
The Greensboro Model Yacht Club is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Lighted Sailboat Parade on Lake Hamilton. The show begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. (In the event of rain that evening, they will postpone until the next evening with good weather.)
The viewing area is the shoulder of Keeling Road East and the dam embankment along Lake Hamilton. For your safety and the protection of others, please stay off of the street itself, and do not go into the park past the dam.
Hamilton Lakes and Parks will host its annual community picnic and fishing clinic on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at the Lake Euphemia Park, at the intersection of E. Kemp Road and Starmount Drive.
Our afternoon kicks off at 2:00, with a fishing clinic for kids of all ages. We’ll have experienced coaches to provide you and your kids with tips, tricks, and plenty of encouragement. Loaner rods and bait are also available. This community tradition stretches back for ten years.
At 5:00, our fall picnic gets into full swing. The Alley Rabbits, a local favorite band, will entertain us with bluegrass-inspired interpretations of classic tunes.
Food trucks are back this year! We are featuring the taco truck from Taqueria Azteca and frozen treats from the Ice Queen.
Come and celebrate a “return to normalcy” with your friends and neighbors in this relaxing setting, on what promises to be a beautiful afternoon!