On Tuesday, we happily welcomed participants to our first session Opening Day for 2017! It was fun so greet former campers and families, and old friends as well as folks new to the Chewonki family. The rain held off long enough for leaders to engage their participants in group games and trip logistics before heading off to dinner.
Afterwards, Emma Balaaz, our Traveling Natural History Program coordinator paid us a visit to offer suggestions on how to develop a curiosity for the natural landscapes we will be traveling through and to highlight some parts of the natural habitat we might encounter. During her activity, we received a visit from Varia – one of our resident Barred Owls – who taught us how to call various types of owls in the wilderness and identify birds by the sound of their wings.
(Meet another one of our Barred Owls, Byron!)