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July 8, 2015

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Meet Oliver. A screech owl. Isn’t he the cutest? He’s a rescue at Green Cay Wetlands in Boynton Beach and we got to meet him and learn about him and other wildlife local to us here in Florida. Our science camp field trips are not only fun, they are also educational. 🙂

  
And this is yours truly holding Georgina, an African Grey parrot. She was so sweet and patient and let all the kids hold her. Today, was truly one of my favorite field trip days. We went to visit McCarthys Wildlife Sanctuary a marvelous place with around 200 rescued animals… lions, tigers, a liger, leopards, monkeys, birds and many more. It’s something you just have to see for yourself. 

I hope you are having a fabulous summer so far and a great week. Weekend’s right around the corner… 🙂

xoxo, Susi

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  • Claudia July 8, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Sounds like quite the adventure. I really like Oliver. Doesn’t he look smart and cute at the same time?
    Summer is wonderful!!

    • Susi July 10, 2015 at 11:09 pm

      Yes, summer is indeed wonderful. Oliver is adorable and we love to visit him.

  • hilary July 9, 2015 at 6:44 am

    I love the picture of you holding the bird!

    • Susi July 10, 2015 at 11:09 pm

      Thanks. Georgina was very nice about me holding her. 🙂

  • Katrin July 9, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    So adorable! Sanctuaries do such a great job!

    • Susi July 10, 2015 at 11:10 pm

      Yes, most do. This on has been around for 25 years and is extra special. Really a fantastic place.

  • Janice July 9, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Great shots! Love that one of the screech owl! Do they really screech when they squawk? (Does that make sense? LOL)

    • Susi July 10, 2015 at 11:11 pm

      Yes, they make a screeching sound, usually when they fly, hence the name. They are also one of the smallest owl species.

  • Rorybore July 10, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    awesome — I love that little screech owl!! so cute.

    • Susi July 10, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      He is very cute. The kids loved him, as did we. 🙂

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