Newton, NC – Parents, do your kids know how important owls were to Native American tribes? Could they name the four most common owls in North Carolina?
If you’d like for them to discover more about these fascinating nocturnal creatures, join the Catawba County Library for an upcoming Summer Learning program. The interactive Zoom session is family-friendly and child-appropriate.
A State Park ranger will be sharing a variety of compelling facts about owls, including what their calls sound like and what they do during the daytime. The ranger will also guide you in working with the dissection kit you can reserve when you register. (One per household, please, while supplies last.)
Each kit features a heat-sterilized barn owl pellet and simple tools used to take it apart and examine it. The pellet is composed of undigested parts of the owl’s prey that it regurgitates after feeding. The pellet can include small bones, fur, and sometimes a whole skeleton. Each kit also comes with a bone identification chart to help you recognize the birds or small rodents the owl consumed.
The naturally collected pellets illustrate the owl’s important role as a predator in the food chain and offer a revealing glimpse of its diet, habitat, and hunting patterns.
For details about the Catawba County Library’s services and resources, visit www.catawbacountync.gov/library, call 828.465.8665, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit them at www.facebook.com/catawbacountylibrarysystem.
About: The Catawba County Library is our community’s place to connect, explore, and grow. We empower lives and build our community by bringing people, information, and ideas together. The library, headquartered in Newton, serves the community with seven locations throughout the county and is a year-round, integral provider of early literacy and lifelong learning resources and programming. The library also provides a full complement of computer and digital services, classes, and support to bridge the digital divide, empower job seekers, and enhance community quality of life and economic health.