Friday, June 22, 2007

End of Summer Camp Week 1

The first week of summer camp at the Audubon Center at the Francis Beidler Forest wrapped up today. Campers were still talking about yesterday's visit from the International Center for Birds of Prey. Kevin brought a Barred Owl, a Harris' Hawk and an American Kestrel (see image). The campers were treated to an up-close-and-personal look at the hawk when it swooped over their heads on its way to Kevin's hand.

The Keeper of the Wild visited today and brought along a skunk, an opossum and a pair of fawns that are all being rehabilitated. After the presentation, parents and campers enjoyed lunch together and the campers received their graduation certificates. Before departing, the campers had the opportunity to take their parents out on the boardwalk and teach them all that they had learned during the week. Several sounded like they could host their own nature television show tomorrow!

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