Today we had a guest visit our classroom. Russ Weedon from Idaho Power shared how dangerous
power lines and transformers can be to Birds of Prey. He told us about working with Raptor Biologist,
Morley Nelson to design special platforms that Osprey, Perigines and Eagles can use safely to build their nests.
The platforms protect the birds from coming in contact with electrical lines (that were electrocuting birds at an
alarming rate). Idaho had the first Bird Protection program like this in the United States.
Just another reason to be proud to live in Idaho!