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How much do you know about foxes and how they differ from other animals in the canidae family? Other members include wolves, jackals, coyotes, and our own dogs. Foxes are the smallest members of this family. Generally, they weigh between 12 and 15 pounds.

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One of their traits that they’re known for is how they hunt. They tend to go after other birds while they’re in flight. They’ll hunt pigeons, ducks, starlings, geese, and songbirds. They’ll gain altitude and then drop into a dive known as stooping, where they can gain speed up to 200 miles per hour. They’ll then grab their prey, or if it’s a bigger bird, they’ll knock it out of the air. They are the Peregrine Falcon.

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Snowy owls are beautiful birds of prey, and one of the largest of the owl family in the entire world. They breed in the far north and migrate south during winter months to extend their feeding range. Many areas of southern Canada see a great increase in snowy owl populations during winter. Their primary source of food is tundra lemmings, although they eat many rodents and even small birds.

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Children learn in a variety of ways. Some prefer auditory learning, tactile learning, or kinesthetic learning, while others learn more easily through visuals.1 

 

Do you have something for everyone in your classroom?

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Spotted Owls are medium owls with dark brown feathers and white spots. They also have striking dark eyes. They stand between 16 and 19 inches tall and weigh between 1-1.5 pounds.

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Filming on public lands isn’t quite as simple as taking out your camera and shooting. If you’re working on a project that you won’t make money off of, then it can be that simple, but if you’re shooting a commercial project, there are some hoops you need to go through. 

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Vultures are large birds that eat carrion, the flesh of dead animals. There are 23 species of vulture and they’re divided into two groups: Old World Vultures and New World Vultures. Old World Vultures live in the eastern hemisphere, while New World Vultures live in the western hemisphere.

How much do you know about vultures? These birds have a very important role in our environment that you may not have known before!

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Have you ever happened across a bird’s nest or a baby bird on the ground and not known what to do?

Maybe you’ve heard that if you touch an egg or a baby bird then the parents will abandon it. This isn’t exactly the case, but overall you’ll want to leave them alone except for certain circumstances. 

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Because of their different diet, pellets from Horned Owls are more challenging to identify prey. The pellets are chalkier, more porous and more fragile than Barn Owl pellets. Great Horned Owls break up the bones in order to swallow their meal, so get ready for a puzzle! 

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Red-Tailed Hawks are so named for their red tails. The rest of their bodies are usually brown on the back, with white feathers on the front. Younger ones don’t have the red tail quite yet, but will have brown tail feathers. The coloring on these hawks can vary dramatically depending on where they live. Red-tailed hawks that live in the West will have darker coloring than those in the East.

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