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Owl Pellet Dissection Workshop offered June 13
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SYCAMORE, Ill. — Looking for a unique night out? How about digging into an owl’s diet? Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., Sycamore, Ill., as part of its Summer-Inside-Out series, is offering an Owl Pellet Dissection Workshop from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 13.
When an owl eats its prey, there are some parts it cannot digest, such as fur, bones and feathers. Instead, owls cough them up in compact pellets. By taking apart a pellet and reconstructing its contents, one can discover what the owl has been eating. Frogs, mice, birds? Who knows what lies inside your pellet! Each participant will get their own pellet to work on and find out “hoo” their owl was eating.
Owl Pellet Dissection Workshop is geared for ages 7 to adult. Class fee is $15 per dissector, and accompanying adults and siblings are $5. Mention this article for $2 off each person. Space is limited; call to register: (815) 895-9777. Visit mmnh.org.
Posted June 12, 2013