Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Busy Time of Year!

You might be wondering what we have been up to here at REGI. We have been so busy this summer that it has been hard to get to posting blogs. We have a clinic full of patients, patients being released all the time, programs and tours nearly every day, and don't forget about all of those babies that we are caring for.

Tours are a big part of our summer. Our educators are doing tours every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am and 1pm, often to a sell out crowd! We are so happy to share our birds with visitors. This summer we have been pleased that a number of our interns have an interest in the education portion of REGI. They have learned parts and are helping out with every tour now! Let me tell you that they are doing an excellent job.

Take a photo tour with us!
REGI Education Director Steve Fisher prepares the tour group with a short introduction.
Intern Katie Rymer talks about the unique adaptations of raptors using hawks as examples and introduces a Broad-winged Hawk and a Red-tailed Hawk.
Intern Karissa Mohr teaches about the many unique features of owls. Intern Robert Prinsen holds a Great-Horned Owl and volunteer Megan Rekowski holds a Barred Owl for the tour.
Steve Fisher shares some strange but true information about Turkey Vultures.
Environmental Education Coordinator Molly McKay teaches the group about Peregrine Falcons and some of their amazing talents and habits.
Steve Fisher talks about the beautiful Golden Eagle.
Some of our tour guests compare their own wing spans to some of the birds they saw during the tour.

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