Fairfield Ledger

Neighbors Growing Together | Apr 23, 2014

Winging It!

By ANDY HALLMAN | Jan 02, 2014

Daniela Graham, manager of education at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, delighted children Monday at the Jefferson County Extension Office with a number of birds, including this hawk. The hawk, named “Kohana,” has an injured shoulder but still tries to fly away, so Graham keeps one of its legs tethered to her person when the hawk is out of its cage. Graham’s visit was part of a day-long activity called “Winging It!” in which young kids learned all about birds such as their wingspan, eggs and migration patterns. They played games and made crafts such as nests, hummingbird feeders and penguins.

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