Turtles and Owls and Snakes...Oh, My!
Norwood's second graders have been studying the Chesapeake Bay region in social studies, and that includes learning about the animals that live there. Recently, the enjoyed a visit with Jacob, a park ranger from Cunningham Falls State Park, who brought along with him four special friends: a red-tailed hawk, great-horned owl, northern diamondback terrapin, and a corn snake, all of which you can find living along the Chesapeake Bay. The students learned all kinds of fun facts about these feathered, scaled, and hard-shelled creatures -- like how they find, catch, and eat their food; where they hang out during the day and night; and how they protect themselves from predators. A favorite fact: the great-horned owls: they're favorite food is a skunk. Ew!Read More