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We were hootin’ it up at this last Toddler Tuesday.  We played a singing game.  One little owl sat on a perch in the center of the circle and we sang to them:

Owl in the oak tree – big and strong.

Owl in the oak tree – sings his song.

Owl in the oak tree – all night long.

“Who, who, who” – come sing along.

 Who, who, who are you?

Who, who, who are you?

“Who, who, who” –who who are you?

Miss Michelle (child’s name) that is who!

Miss Michelle that is who,

Miss Michelle that is who!

Send someone in who’s knew who!

and they each had a chance to sit on the perch and be the center of attention.  Too cute for words.

After our fun song we investigated owl feathers and learned all about their silent magic.  We read a cute story about a little owl who wants to sleep all night called Little Hoot, by Amy Krause Rosenthal followed by a visit from our speciall little hoot, Wahoohoo.

little hoot Wahoohoo is a very sweet, 19 year old barred owl that has been gracing our center her whole life.  She taught us a few owl words “who cooks for you, who cooks for you all” and showed us her great big ears.

Wahoohoo

And for a fun craft, we made owlets.  Wahoohoo was very interested in our little owl babies:

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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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