Owl Pellet Dissection

by Jenn Reilly served as Youth Education and Community Engagement Coordinator at North County Land Trust in 2017-2018

Every week I spend time at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Leominster/Fitchburg and Gardner doing nature-based activities with a group of awesome kids. This week, the group dissected owl pellets and had a blast. It was awesome to see the kids willing to dive in and try the activity even though they thought it was gross. They were able to find so many tiny mouse skulls!

Through these activities, I help to expose kids who spend most of their time in an urban environment to the nature that exists all around them. Getting them interested and excited about nature helps break down barriers and dispel fears that tend to exist in today’s world.