I heart hawks


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.

red shouldered hawkred shouldered hawk3

redshouldered hawk2

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

i heart hawks4i heart hawks3

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s