‘Bird Brains’ explored at Midwest Museum of Natural History

Staff Report

SYCAMORE, Ill. — Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., Sycamore, Ill., will present “Bird Brains” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 18.

Northern Illinois is packed with a diverse range of birds, from tiny hummingbirds to massive eagles, each with their own amazing adaptations. Discover the unique characteristics that make an owl fly silently, allow a wood duck duckling to fall more than 100 feet without injury, and let a woodpecker tap on trees for hours without getting a headache. Class participants will build their own wooden bluebird house while learning about bird behavior and nesting. Also make a birdcall while learning how to identify local birds by sight and song.

Bird Brains” is for ages 8 to adult. The class is $2, plus museum admission ($5 for children and seniors, $6 for adults). Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited; call to reserve a spot: (815) 895-9777. Visit mmnh.org.

Posted May 15, 2013

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