Project Wings

Project Wings

March 1, 2018 - 12:17pm -- Raptors

Yesterday we had a special guest come to our class. Mr. Weedon works for Idaho Power. You might wonder what Idaho Power and birds have in common..

We did too!  He shared a cool video about how Idaho Power developed special platforms for raptors to nest on. Morley Nelson was the first to try these out with his

own bird, a Golden Eagle. The reason for designing and using these platforms was so that birds would not get electrocuted when they land on power poles. Some of these

Birds of Prey have a wing span of up to 12 feet and if both wings come in contact with the wires, it can be very bad news for the birds.

We found the information very interesting and would recommend this presentation to all other Bird by Bird classrooms!

Maggie Wilson, Grade 4
Boise, Idaho USA
Latitude: 43.603
Longitude: -116.174