Nature Nuts is a class at Oxbow Park. Miss Krista is the teacher and it is all about nature. Today we learned about tracks. A couple of times we have done birds, pumpkins, leaves, snow, and other things (and that is etc). I have held a sssssnake, turtles, salamander, and pretend scat!
The cougar and the black bear, probably around the mountains or Michigan. I am not sure if we can find them here. I hope not!
This is a “racoooooonlllll” site. http://www.bear-tracker.com/
Now for the really “racoonl” stuff, at least for me. I got to see some roadkill! You would think Ewww! But, it was racoonl! It was in the freezer (it was a road kill freezer) in the building where we had Nature Nuts today. In the road kill freezer, I saw a hummingbird, a hawk and a white tailed rabbit. They looked like clumps of leather, very furry or feathery leather, to be exact.
There was a fawn skin drying out. They were going to stuff it. They took off all the meat, then they put the skin (or feathers sometimes if it’s a bird) in the freezer. They soaked it in salt and ??? whatever it is called ??? (I forgot). Then when they take it out, they tan it and then I don’t know what all they have to do to “stuff it” but they put it on plastic creatures. I got to see the plastic fawn. They use marbles for eyes.
Thank you Miss Krista! I really enjoyed it! I still think that the tanning process is “racoonlll“!