I posted a bit about our visit to the local wildlife sanctuary in our Outdoor Hour nature study, but I had to give the sanctuary it’s own post as it was an awesome field trip!
Our purpose in this visit was to see the owls, as we were studying about them at the time. But the sanctuary provided an afternoon of great fun and lots of learning about many different types of wildlife in our area. Ds2 even commented, “Why do we bother going to the zoo?” during our tour of the facility.
Each enclosure had it’s own plaque describing the animal it housed, how it came to live at the sanctuary and the adversities the animal faces in the wild. I was saddened to learn that even 6 years later there are many animals still living at the sanctuary due to Hurricane Ivan.
Inside the building was a small display of bird nests and eggs as well as some animal skeletons and pictures of baby animals born at the sanctuary over the years. The boys left an offering in the donation box before we left. I am so glad we made this trip and know that my boys came away from it with a great appreciation for our local wildlife.