Monday, April 21, 2008

Owl Pellets

We have been doing a study on birds for the past few weeks. We have really enjoyed it and learned interesting facts about birds. We culminated our study by dissecting owl pellets. I was thrilled to tell the girls about my plans when I ordered our pellets. Emily looked at me and said, "Are you serious?" Luckily, my excitement carried over to Sarah. (my little Mommy pleaser!)

I will admit they are quite stinky! We have only done the first part so far. That is pulling apart the pellet and finding the bones. Tomorrow we will compare the bones to our classification chart and try to figure out what the owl was eating. We have found at least 4 skulls!

1 comment:

Sherry said...

YUK!!! How interesting.