Thursday, March 29, 2007

Westview Elementary

Over the last week, the entire fourth grade from Westview Elementary School visited the Audubon Center at the Francis Beidler Forest. While experiencing the wonders of the swamp, these eager learners saw a variety of wildlife, including Barred Owls, Eastern Cottonmouths, Red-bellied Water Snakes, Great Egrets, White Ibis, Banded Water Snakes, Yellow-bellied Sliders, Snapping Turtles (see images, notice the ornate leeches at the neck), Brown Water Snakes and White-tailed Deer. Additionally, the swamp was loud with the sounds of birds announcing their territory and availability!

Check out the education department calendar to see what days are still open for school visits.

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