Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Barn Hill Preserve

I wasn't able to go on this field trip because I needed to stay home with Rob that day.  It was too far away for me to leave him at home.  Thanks Candi for taking 7 of my children and doing this post for me!!!
On Friday, July 19th, we visited Barn Hill Preserve for a field trip.  First we started off meeting some of the animals that they have there. 

Voodoo, the wolf pup
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Everyone got a chance to pet him.
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You could tell he was a pup because he was teething on everything.
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Next up was a cockatoo named Andrew who liked to play Lazarus. The handler told him he was dead and then he played dead. Then he would resurrect him.
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Then he brought out a kinkajou named Guapo.
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Everyone got to pet him as well.
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Then we saw the Flemish giant rabbit and a red kangaroo joey named Roux.
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Next the students got to dissect an owl pellet.
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Once they finished dissecting the pellets, then we toured the rest of the facility to see the other animals that they have.
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The kids were able to feed the llama and the pony.
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Entertaining the cockatoo with Craig's hat
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Luke and Candi think this was a baby rhea but they reminded her of the little dinosaurs in the opening scene of Jurassic Park 2.
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After all the demos and tours were over, for an additional cost we were able to take a picture with either the kangaroo joey or the wolf pup.
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1 comment:

Anita said...

So cool! I was bummed we missed this trip!