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Birds of Prey: A Hands-On Demonstration

Saturday, January 18, 2014
12:00 AM
Museum of Natural History

Explore the unseen lives of owls in this hands-on demonstration. Together we will use museum specimens to find out about owl adaptations: big eyes, specialized ears, quiet wings, and sharp claws. What do these adaptations tell us about how owls eat? How are these modern raptors related to dinosaurs? Find out what an owl pellet is (Hint: it’s not poop!) and dissect a real owl pellet to learn about the owl’s diet. Come and discover the role of these birds of prey in the food chain!