A few weeks ago we got tickets to a special Raptor Show at the science museum. I have always loved raptors, particularly owls. The boys put on their owl shirts and we headed to downtown Roanoke.
The presentation was very interesting. I learned that we have more types of raptors in Virginia that I realized. I learned about how they hunt, and what types of prey they chase.The boys weren't quite as excited about the presentation (which involved a powerpoint - not a 5 year old's cup of tea) but they did enjoy seeing the birds. They especially loved seeing Eleanor, the red tailed hawk, fly around the planetarium. It was amazing - she flew right over our heads.
No flashes were allowed, so I took pictures with my cell phone, and they aren't the clearest on earth. My apologies! This is a peregrine falcon.
And this is Lenny, the owl, who I thought was just gorgeous. I wanted so badly to pet his snowy white feathers.
The boys, all smiles, standing in the line afterwards to 'meet the raptors'. It was a fun morning.