While I was working diligently on getting the birds for the Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experience program lined up, work continued on the mews. We had spent a bit of time sitting and waiting because the trusses (the beams for the roof) hadn’t arrived yet. The crew worked on putting together whatever they could in the meantime and when the trusses finally arrived they went up so fast it blew me away!
On the plus side, the construction process gives my summer interns something to do. They are Wildlife Biology/Zoology students at the University of Wyoming and are here for an internship in raptor education. Because of the slow process of building the program, they have gotten more of an education in the building of a raptor education program, however. Fortunately, my boss is conducting research on golden eagles in the area and they get to spend a bit of time helping with the research. I’m hoping they consider their internship worthwhile—I’d feel like a failure if they didn’t.