Today our class visited The Audubon Center. We enjoyed seeing a screech owl up close! His name was Sam and he looked very huggable with his soft feathers and his cute little face. We learned though that his sharp talons and his beak were not so huggable! We learned that the owl eats his whole prey; bones and fur included! Then about 17 hours later, the owl spits out the fur, bones, etc. in a little pellet. The children seemed to like sorting through the pellets to see various pieces such as bones and feathers. Aren’t children amazing? I’m not so sure that was my favorite part, but I enjoyed watching the pieces the children found.
We also learned about birds; how many toes they have (8) and also about their wings (the owl wing when flapped hardly makes a sound). We were able to learn many facts about birds and we were also able to view several nests. We all really enjoyed our trip.
By the way, we would never be able to take such wonderful trips without all of the parents who have volunteered their time to drive and chaperone. I can’t thank you enough for helping us. It has meant so much to the children and to all of us. Thank you!!