I heart hawks

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We learned about hawks around Valentine’s day, hence “I Heart Hawks”. Our sweet new hawk Jess, a red-shouldered hawk, came in and visited us.  We learned about her amazing eyesight.  Did you know that hawks can see in ultraviolet.  That means that they see things we don’t see.  Remember the old trick of how to find cat pee?  Use an ultra violet light, and it will fluoresce…or just get yourself a hawk.

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We ended the class with making full action hawk mobiles to fly around our rooms:

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About Joy O' Nature

I am a naturalist on the education staff here at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. I earned a B.S. in Terrestrial Ecology with a minor in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont. I recently received my MPH in Environmental Health from the University of Arizona. I have been a classroom science and environmental educator; instructing all ages from preschool to college, for most of my educated life.

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