Our banding crew loves to bring visitors to our owl station, particularly children. They are so excited to be out in the night, to walk through the woods with a headlamp and to meet their neighbors of the night- the owls! When we talk about the ecological value of owls, they get it. Here are two of our happy young visitors,
an owl they met,
and examples of thank yous that we receive from very happy kids. I love their excitement about the night, and you can read that we do sometimes provide treats - in this case jelly belly beans which made one guest, Maile, very happy!