There are lots of things that are awake while you are asleep! Just two night ago, as I was thinking about this class, I was visited by a screech owl. These tiny owls have enormous voices! He sat outside my window and quietly warbled away, clacking his beak.
In class this week we meet several nocturnal animals - including live animals from the store, plus some very sweet camel crickets from Ms. Siobhan's basement and a raccoon called Jimmy. We're exploring how these animals are adapted to living in the night time. Some have very sensitive touch, some a great sense of smell and others, like the owl, have amazing eyesight. We're working on expanding our own senses by practicing deer ears and owl eyes. We'll also find out ways to observe these animals in our own yard and check how good our observation skills are. And we're recording everything in our nature journals so we can explore further on our own later.
Check out the Class Videos page for some links and videos.