Friday, February 21, 2014

The Eagle Has Landed!

We have had a wonderful week here at Bob Jones Nature Center.  The birds are singing, the children are playing, and spring feels like it's just around the corner.

Many birds are beginning to nest, including our famous bluebirds here at the center.

Many birds of prey are doing the same.  Owls, hawks, and eagles are all residents of the cross timbers ecosystem.  This week, some lucky little ones got to learn all about them.

Soaring little eagles!

These regal eagles soared around for quite some time until they found the perfect nesting spot...just like their eagle kin are busy doing now.

Eagles nests need to be quite large!

This may require some thought and collaboration!

                                                                               Ta Da!

We had a few groups of children out this week and they all seemed to have a blast pretending to be large birds of prey, using binoculars to look for nests, and building their very own nest just like an eagle does.

 See you soon at BJNC!

photos by Kayla Nickells

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