Posted on April 6, 2016 at 12:00 AM by Blog Author
As things warm up outside, we are getting very excited for our upcoming Family Nature Club activities scheduled for this spring and summer. This past month in March, our Family Nature Club did some birdwatching around the zoo. We made our own binoculars and bird identification booklets, did a scavenger hunt in search of some of the exotic birds that live in the Discovery Center, and went outside to find local Iowa birds in the trees on zoo grounds. We even got to meet a few of the Zoo’s bird ambassadors, which were so neat to see up-close! Zoobie, our Senegal parrot, showed off how she could hang upside down from a branch, and Kohana, our Red-tailed Hawk, impressed everyone with her wide wingspan.
Although it was rainy outside, that didn’t stop us from going out with binoculars to see what we could find! While some birds had found shelter from the rain, we were able to spot some grackles, robins, and sparrows.
This month, we will be heading out to Yellow Banks Park to look at the stars! We will learn about the stars and planets, and see how many constellations we can find. Click here to sign up for this event or to learn more about upcoming Nature Club activities.