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Ready to expand your collection? You’ve covered lessons on barn owls, screech owls, owl pellets, and more. Time to switch it up. In our poster collection, we don’t just have posters on owls, but wolves, too!

Learn all about Mexican Wolves, Red Wolves, Gray Wolves, and Arctic Wolves. 

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 All birds come from eggs. The process of hatching is the tough beginning birds have in their lives.

 

What does this process look like?

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When it comes to recovering a species that is threatened in the wild, genetic diversity is a major factor to look at. A lack of genetic diversity puts the entire population at risk because it causes future generations to become weaker. It may increase the mortality rates of offspring, and a “genetic bottleneck” can occur – which means that they lose valuable genetics in the gene pool. 

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Now that fall is officially here, many of you will be embracing staple activities of the season, like visiting an orchard for apple picking, pumpkin picking, and hayrides. When you visit an orchard or farm this season, take some time to chat about barn owls.

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Harriers are birds that belong to the Accipitridae family, of which there are 224 members of eagles, hawks, vultures, harriers, and kites. These birds can be found throughout the world, but only one of the 13 species of Harrier is found within North America.

Meet the Northern Harrier

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Wolves are one of those animals that have had to combat their perceived bad reputation for a long time. People often fear them, thinking they’re a threat when actually the opposite is true. Wolves tend to fear humans and run away when they come across them. Yet when you look at popular stories like Little Red Riding Hood or The Three Little Pigs, the wolf is portrayed as the villain. 

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Owl pellets are regurgitated material of everything that an owl can’t digest – fur, feathers, and bones of their prey. These pellets are a great dissection tool to help students learn problem-solving skills, dissection, and the skeletal structure of animals. 

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Barn owls have the most variety of prey during the springtime since that’s the time when many animals are having offspring. Voles tend to be the constant during the transition from spring to summer. 

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Have you checked out the new Dissect It! Bat Kit yet? This kit is a Stem.org Authenticated Educational Product. Experience dissection without the use of real animals and save money while you’re at it. This kit comes with two refill packets, so you can do this activity three times, instead of buying a new animal each time!

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How quickly owls develop after they hatch depends on the species of owl. Usually though, a few weeks after hatching, there’s a time where the baby owls will walk around the nest or climb onto a nearby branch. Following that is when they learn to fly until they finally they leave to go off on their own.

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