Dissecting Owl Pellets
Birds, nature study, Scientist (12)
The boys know the owl. There may be two or three, even. But that owl, the one who hoots outside our window at night while I read bedtime stories, finally left us a pellet. We have been scouring all two acres of this place looking and yesterday they found this in the garden, matted, flecked with mulch and sunbaked:
Nobody was as excited as I was, pulling out the tweezers and asking questions to get them thinking about the pellet. Was it a bird or a mammal? How do you know? How did the owl make this? How do you know ...