This episode focuses on art created by Tribal members, highlighting both a stop-motion animator and a painter who mixes foundations of Native American art with eclecticism. A staff member of the CPN Eagle Aviary teaches the similarities and differences between bald and golden eagles, which the aviary houses.
While many continents have golden eagles, the bald eagle is native to North America, with sightings in every state except Hawaii. Although these birds of prey share similar characteristics, other attributes set them apart.
Contributed by Jennifer Randell and Bree Dunham After being gone a little more than eight months, Wadasé Zhabwé is home. Maybe she got wind of the last article in the Hownikan about her lack of recent visits, and she had to be sure to make us change our next article at the last minute. Perhaps Read More »
The typical heat of an Oklahoma summer has finally arrived. While we were fortunate to enjoy a few weeks of cooler than normal temperatures for late July, the first of half August saw days with temperaturesnear 100 degrees Farenheit or above. The eagles at the aviary are enjoying the cool water misters in the enclosures Read More »
January 23, 2015 was the last positive sighting of Wadasé Zhabwé at the aviary. However that’s not to say she hasn’t been in the area. On several occasions she has roosted overnight in an old, favorite spot of hers where Squirrel Creek meets the North Canadian River just north of the aviary. She has even Read More »
The landscscape around us has swiftly changed with spring’s arrival. Winters colors have gone and the trees leafed out almost overnight it seems. The Great Horned owls who nest in the big pecan out back have already seen their owlets hatch and leave the nest. In the evening you can hear them calling with a Read More »
Time flies it seems. On April 16, 2015, 730 days will have passed to mark two years since Wadasé’s release. She has surpassed all expectations as we continue to learn valuable information from her telemetry. Many experts in the field marvel at the incredible amount of data gathered and her continued progress. With flights reching Read More »
The first calendar day of spring is right around the corner but we can already see the grass beginning to turn green underneath winter’s brown coat. The great-horned owls that have taken up in the hollow of the old pecan tree behind the aviary have already hatched at least one owlet this season. We found Read More »
The last time we had eye’s on Wadase Zhabwe, she was circling high above the north end of the aviary pasture on June 23 before the CPN Festival. She had been in the area 11 days and we hoped she would stay through the weekend. However, after downloading her telemetry, we know that she headed Read More »
Wadase has spent much of the last few months exploring new territory. During the last week in May, she worked her way up north following the Arkansas River until she reached the Salt Fork and headed west to the Great Salt Plains Lake, just 7.5 miles shy of the Oklahoma border. This is her furthest Read More »