Today Miss Kristin, Miss Ally, and Mr. Bob came to Liberty with long-eared owl pellets! A few weeks ago, Miss Vicky had brought the burrowing owl from the MK Nature Center for a visit so we were really excited to SEE owl pellets after hearing about them!
We found and identified tons of bones including skulls, jaws, scapulas, pelvic bones, ribs, and vertebrae. Most of the bones we found in the owl pellets were from rodents. We dissected the pellets with so much enthusiasm and wonder; our facilitators didn't hear a single "eww" or "gross". Many kids now want to grow up to study birds and other owls after this amazing lesson. We were surprised to get magnifying bug boxes to take some of our skeletal remains home to tell our parents about. Thank you Bird by Bird, and especially Miss Kristin, Miss Ally, and Mr. Bob!
And, if you don't know, there's an owl pellet song we thought was hilarious and fun to sing....That's what this post is named after. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FENowCc-A8M