We met some wonderful owls on our trip to Howell Nature Center last week. One of the things the leader told us about was how owls eat rodents and birds whole, and then hack up the fur, feather, and bones they cannot digest. You can learn a lot about an owl by looking at what is in these pellets. Information about their habitats, eating habits, and their place in the food chain can all be gleaned from carefully picking apart a pellet, and identifying each little bone. Our little scientists worked very hard, and identified a lot of animals, including mice, shrews, voles, and birds.