1-3 March 2013 Houston, Minnesota USA      |      The only full-weekend, all-owl event in North America!     

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Owl Pellet Dissection

dissecting owl pellets

When owls eat, they eat fur, feathers, bones, and all. Once or twice a day, depending on the species, they throw up a pellet consisting of the indigestible portion of their meal--the fur or feathers and bones. By taking a pellet apart, you can figure out from the bones what the owl had for supper.

Come and dissect a pellet on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 10:30 - 2:30 PM at the elementary school, and on Sunday, March 3. 2013 from 9:00 - 2:00. You will receive an information sheet, tools, and you will be able to ask questions as you work.

The cost is $5/pellet in addition to an admission button, and you can pay when you get there. Pre-registration is NOT required.
(More than one person can dissect a single pellet.)

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- spark a personal connection to owls and the environments we share with them
- provide financial support for the Houston Nature Center
- stimulate tourism in the Houston area