We had a special surprise this afternoon! We knew that a raptor would be visiting us, but we didn't know it would be "our" raptor! The Leslie Science and Nature Center had told us that the new screech owl would not be ready for travel - he was still quite new and not so used to people. However, we got to be one of his first visits, and he was as cute as we could have imagined.
The LSNC people think this little guy was hit by a car, but they can't be sure. His wing is hurt, and he can't fly. But thanks to the children in our classroom and the bake sale they had, we can pay for his food, medicine, and all other requirements for a full year.