March 6, 2014

The Raptor Center

Today, Evie and I took a field trip to The Raptor Center, a facility on the University of Minnesota Saint Paul campus. They help rehabilitate injured and sick birds, as well as house some that are unable to return to the wild. We were given a tour through part of the facility where we were able to get a close view of eagles, red-tailed hawks, peregrine falcons, a turkey vulture, kestrels, a large owl, and small owls.

We followed up the visit with some coloring pages of the birds we had seen. Well, Evie colored while I talked to her about our trip.

For the rest of the afternoon, Evie pretended to be a turkey vulture, eating "dead stuff." I think one of the more memorable moments during our tour was watching the turkey vulture tear apart and eat a piece of chicken (meat, feathers, bones and all).

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