Mr. Monte and Slim came to visit Liberty Elementary in early February. Slim is a golden eagle, which is exciting because our school mascot is a bald eagle! Ms. Silver's class joined us in the cafeteria to hear all about Slim's experiences in movies. We loved asking questions about the size of food Slim could eat! It was pretty exciting to feel the wind on our faces from a golden eagle flapping. We learned more about birds of prey and how even the feathers are protected by law.
Also in February, Ms. Heather from the Intermountain Bird Observatory came to tell us all about the curlew! She was an amazing speaker who shared so much information and stories with us. Curlews are a shore bird with long legs and a LONG beak that live in Idaho during the nesting season. Most of our Idaho curlews migrate to California in the colder months. She gave us a website where we can track where the curlews are and we can't wait to check it out! We also loved the stories about poor Emmett, the lonely curlew, and not-so-smart Potato, who lays her eggs by the cattle trough. She kept 50 students enthralled with her presentation for over an hour! They loved every minute! Thank you Heather and IBO!