We have come to appreciation Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (veterans, by the way) for all that they achieved on their Corps of Discovery expedition. One task at which they excelled was chronicling their scientific discoveries. Lewis and Clark took extensive notes about the flora and fauna of the West.
This week, we devoted some time to exploration and discovery of our own. I introduced the class to owl pellets. We began by learning about owls (and other birds) and their digestive tracts. This information is presented in a colorful way in the Owl Pellet Essentials Guide.
Naturally, there was some apprehension at first, but students quickly became more willing to participate and get their hands on the materials.