Children learn about wildlife species at Cassville Library

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Wonders of Wildlife Conservationist Education Instructor Ben Brandall, right, teaches children about Great Horned owls at a wildlife program held Thursday at the Cassville Branch Library. The program focused on educating participants about each animal and their habitats, diets and unique abilities. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com

Wonders of Wildlife Conservationist Education Instructor Ben Brandall, right, teaches children about Great Horned owls at a wildlife program held Thursday at the Cassville Branch Library.

Wonders of Wildlife Conservationist Education Instructor Ben Brandall carefully prepares to put a Great Horned Owl back in its cage. The wildlife program was held Thursday at the Cassville Branch Library and featured a Great Horned owl, a Great Plains rat snake, a South American tarantula, a prickly hedge hog and a box turtle. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Wonders of Wildlife Conservationist Education Instructor Ben Brandall, left, helps Alora Sartin, 3, of Cassville satisfy her curiosity of what a snake feels like by allowing her touch a Great Plains Rat snake. The wildlife program was held Thursday at the Cassville Branch Library and featured a Great Horned owl, a Great Plains rat snake, a South American tarantula, a prickly hedge hog and a box turtle. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Wonders of Wildlife Conservationist Education Instructor Ben Brandall, left, helps Chance Bowling, 6, of Cassville satisfy his curiosity of what a snake feels like by allowing him touch a Great Plains rat snake. The program focused on educating participants about each animal and its habitat, diet and unique abilitie. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Wonders of Wildlife Conservationist Education Instructor Ben Brandall demonstrates to children how a Great Horned owl uses strong claws and silent flight to swoop down and catch and kill prey using over 300 square pounds of pressure per inch. The program focused on educating participants about each animal and their habitats, diets and unique abilities. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Wonders of Wildlife Conservationist Education Instructor Ben Brandall, right, answers multiple questions from curious children while holding a Great Plains rat snake during a wildlife program held Thursday at the Cassville Branch Library. The program featured a Great Horned owl, a Great Plains rat snake, a South American tarantula, a prickly hedge hog and a box turtle. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
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