On Town Meeting Day, Tuesday March 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Road, Grafton, will provide the tools, pellets, and expertise to allow participants ages 8-14 to become Owl Detectives.
Museum member $25; non-member $35.
Sleuths will investigate the many different owls in the Museum's collections, their differences, and the adaptations that make them such successful hunters.
They'll dissect owl pellets and reconstruct the skeleton to identify what each owl ate. Museum naturalists will use the new ELMO projector to help the group examine the tiny bones at a larger scale, as well as the differences between bird feathers that allow owls soundless flight.
During an owl habitat hike, participants will search for signs and learn how to hoot owls in. Participants should bring water, snack, and lunch and call the Museum at 802-843-2111 to make the required reservation. Numbers are limited to 15.