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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hoot 'n' Howl Owl Prowl at Toronto Botanical Gardens

Owl Prowl, City Critters at Toronto Botanical Gardens


Last Saturday, our family attended the first session in the City Critters series at Toronto Botanical Garden called "Hoot 'n Howl Owl Prowl". We learned all about this impressive bird, dissected an owl pellet (ick!) and went on a nighttime hike through the forest on the prowl for owls. It was lots of fun and the kids had a blast!

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    1. I wasn't quite sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised.

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    1. I used the Diptic app on my iPhone. They've updated it and added some really neat features.
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  3. Ha!! Sounds like a good time, minus the dissection!
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  4. That looks like so much fun for kids! It's great that they got to hold the owls!

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    1. They were more excited than I thought they would be! They kept talking about on the following day.

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  5. Very cool! Looks like it was a great time!! Happy WW!


    DayswithDylan

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    1. It sure was neat! Thanks for stopping by, Carrie!

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  6. What a "hoot"....I'm known for goofy puns, sorry! Teresa from NanaHood

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  7. wow looks so fun! must have been great to learn so much more about them :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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    1. It was. Among other things, I learned that owls have two stomachs. Who knew?

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  8. That's so cool to be learning about owls and actually see and hold a real one. Happy WW

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    1. It was definitely a neat experience, one my kids won't soon forget.

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  9. It must have been an interesting experience. Thanks for hosting and Happy WW!

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    1. It sure was! Thanks for stopping by, Judy!

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  10. That's the way to see an owl in a January in Toronto--stuffed and indoors.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2013/01/wordless-wednesday-dancing-hot-dog.html

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    1. It was great to actually pet a live one, too!

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  11. Holding owls?? Awesome! I'll have to check out this series to see what else they are offering

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  12. How cool is that! I am so jealous. I was so excited to see one in the wild not that long ago, I'd love to be able to do something like this.

    Happy WW and thanks for the comment on my blog. To answer the question They did their own spin on the Facebook photo asking for 1 million likes so their parents will buy them a puppy. My kids made a poster asking for 1 million likes for awareness for organ donation and congenital heart defects. The local news station saw it and wanted to do a story on them.

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    1. That is so amazing! No wonder you felt so proud.

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  13. Very cool! I can only imagine how my kids would react, they're not much for nature lol.

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  14. Very cool! That looks like something we would love to do!

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  15. Sounds like a neat event! Quite the hoot.

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  16. I've had an owl on my arm like that, they get big don't they, when they open their wings!! I about jumped out of my shoes first time it happened. :) These pictures are great!

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  17. Oh I helped my DDs class disect those Owl Pellets last year ! Ick is right! Fab pictures. Such a great way to spend time together as a family

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  18. Very cool! THat looks like a really cool exhibit!

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