There are many surprises in the natural world. Some are due to our own false interpretations and conclusions, others are due to misinformation we have been given, as well as information that at one time was considered true but has been disproven.
The Draper Museum Raptor Experience will be 10 years old in 2021. In honor, we are featuring the 11 raptors in the program. Jade is a bald eagle. He is the only raptor that is always on exhibit. He lives in the gardens of the museum. Melissa Hill, the live raptor program manager, said he […]
When people think of eagles, they generally think of a large bird. If asked, “what makes an eagle different from a hawk?” the answer understandably often includes the statement that eagles are larger and more powerful than hawks. In the United States, we have the Bald Eagle and the Golden Eagle. Both are large powerful […]
All activities, resources, and programs are correlated to standards across the content curriculum for Wyoming, Montana, and National standards. They are also inquiry and skill based. Teacher and Student Resource Webpage Many of the resources listed below can also be found on our Teacher Resource webpage. BRAND NEW! Interactive 360 Online Adventure Come explore the alpine habitat of the […]
Insect Diets Insects supplement or make up the major part of the diets of many birds from small perching birds to raptors. Here at the Draper Museum Raptor Experience (https://centerofthewest.org/explore/greater-yellowstone-natural-history/raptor-experience) we care for 11 non-releasable birds. Of these, insects make up a major or minor portion of 7 of our species’ diets. Swainson’s Hawks eat […]
How Northern Harriers are Similar to Owls A Northern Harrier flies low over the grasslands with a flock of Red-winged Blackbirds following it. Commonly mobbed by blackbirds, sparrows, starlings, swallows, kestrels, Short-eared Owls, Sharp-shinned Hawks, and other birds, the raptor decides the annoying harassers are too swift and maneuverable to put out the effort of […]