Our “Feathered Friends” themed wildlife adventure started on Tuesday when the kids came to the Bean Museum to learn some bird basics. We learned everything from beaks to feathers and even got to discover some different bird species around the museum! At the end of the day we were visited by our very own live feathered friend, Festus the cockatiel, and each of the kids was able to take turns feeding him!
On Thursday our adventure took flight as we made our way to the Tracy Aviary! While at the Aviary were able to see eagles, peacocks, parrots, toucans, owls and more! The kids were also able to meet a great horned owl and a great green macaw up close and personal as the bird keepers walked around the park.
We didn’t even let the heat ruffle our feathers as we continued to explore! At the end of the day, I think it’s pretty safe to say that everyone learned something new about birds that they didn’t know before! This group of kids ranged from ages 6-12, but they all shared one thing in common: a love for birds! I guess it’s true what they say; birds of a feather flock together!