The Family

The Family

Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Fun

The Southeastern Raptor Center holds a "Fans and Feathers" educational program each fall on Fridays before home football games.

Today was the kickoff for this year's program, and we met at the Raptor Center's ampitheather with other families from our homeschool cover school to learn more about these birds.

The claws and beaks are two features that set Raptors apart from other birds. These characteristics allow them to grab ahold of things - prey mainly.

We saw five owls, a vulture and a hawk. We watched them fly and learned interesting facts and tidbits about each creature.

For instance, did you know that most owls don't actually "hoot"? Some do, but for the most part owls screech instead of hoot.

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