Putrid pellets


With a disgusted expression, junior Allison Eaton dissects an owl pellet during fourth period AP Environmental Science. Not all students were thrilled by the prospect of touching the pellets without dissection tools. “Not happening,” sophomore Connor Neff said. “We have lunch next.” Skulls, jaws, and other bones of small rodents and birds were picked from the densely packed fur, in order to analyze the owl’s diet and how it would impact a food web.

Photo: Emily Dubec-Hunter