July 2, 2009

Up Close To Animals

With summer here, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has started its Up Close to Animals Series! Come see as our naturalists give mini presentations on the animals here at the Science Center, including the peregrine falcon, porcupine, skunk, great horned, northern saw-whet, and barred owls, opossum, snakes, woodchuck, hawks, turtles, and bats! At today's presentation, Beth showed us all about the barred owl, explaining its different senses and how it hunts and eats its prey. We then got to hear its different calls and see how its feathers and talons are constructed. It was very interesting!

Presentations are held daily at the amphitheater (in Classroom 3 in the Webster Building if raining) from 11 - 3 on the hour and last about 20 minutes. The Up Close to Animals talks are free as part of your trail admission. Click here to view the daily schedule.

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