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Friday, December 10, 2010


Recently we got involved in a 4H group. It's a new group. I love that the mom that started it, did so, because she couldn't find a group that met her needs and her kids interests. Our meetings have an educational component to them and here are some pictures from a recent visit from a wild life rescue center volunteer.

I love this picture, because the boys are straining to see what's going on.  They are about to meet four birds of prey up close and they are captivated.

Guest number one, a burrowing owl.

Guest number 2 Great-horned owl.

Did you know that the great-horned owl can have a wingspan of up to 60 inches?

Opening up his owl pellet to see what the owl ate.  Steve has done this once before, but it was John's first time.  We pulled it apart and gathered different bones and glued them to a sheet of paper.  He was most excited when we found teeth.  Our owl probably ate a mouse.  The teeth were tiny!

Guest number three is the American kestrel falcon, the smallest falcon in North America.

Just beautiful.  Likes to be up high.

And guest number four, a peregrine falcon named Raja (Razaah).  What a majestic creature.  Did you know they can reach 200 mph when in a dive?  And that they can reach 65 mph in a regular/normal flight?  And that they often eat other birds-catching them in mid air flight.  

It was an awesome science day. We will be visiting with some other animals from the wildlife refuge later this school year. 

I love homeschooling.

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