Mariton: Friday Night Program

August 6, 2012

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager.  Photos by Carole Mebus.

Kathy Uhler with a Barn Owl.

At the end of camp, the families of the children come together for a potluck picnic, followed by an educational program.  Kathy Uhler of the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center brought several interesting animals.  Both the children and adults in attendance had a great time getting close views of snakes, turtles, owls, and even skunks (that are too young to have developed their scent glands).  Most importantly they learned how humans can help protect wildlife, so that animals don’t end up unnecessarily in Kathy’s care.

A red-phase Screech Owl.

A Peregrine Falcon.

An albino Crow that was probably kicked out of the nest by its mother to protect the rest of her young from predators.