Monday, January 30, 2012

Eagle's Day

We still love Lawrence, KS. There are so very many reasons why we dig this town and I'll share one with you today: events like Eagles Day. This is our second year participating in the event at the high school sponsored by the Jayhawk Audubon Society and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. There are activities for kids, information for adults (ranging from bees to wildlife to birds), and live animals. The girls continue to broaden their knowledge about birds, with a definite interest specifically in owls. Owl Babies is a favorite book and an incredible family of Barred Owls have been residing in Gran and Grandpa's woods for well over a year, the largest of the owls fondly named "Percy", after the book. We've been using binoculars to search for them in the trees, we've spent many moments on the deck silently waiting for them to talk, and we've gotten over the need to run, shrieking and crying, when the owls do let our their beautiful call (thank goodness that freak-out response of startled toddlers faded away). Here is the fun we had at Eagles Day 2012:

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