Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Michaelmas Fair Part 2

Pete and Isabel enjoyed some gorgeous weather at the Michaelmas Fair in Bishop's Castle on Saturday! They ran activities in the Conservation Partnership Tent, which included dissecting Barn Owl pellets and making bug hotels!
Isabel points out different bones
Owl pellets are formed of fur and bones that the owl cannot digest, and so coughs it back up. By breaking them apart we can see the different bones of the creatures it had eaten. Isabel helped kids find lots of skulls from shrews and voles on Saturday! They also had some skulls on show, borrowed from the Shropshire Mammal Group.

Domestic dog skull next to a Badger skull

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