Kids learn about nocturnal animals at Summer Reading Program

Published 8:00 am Thursday, July 26, 2018

As part of the Polk County Public Library Summer Reading Program, representatives with Chimney Rock State Park presented a handful of nocturnal animals that take habitat in the Polk County area. The presentation allowed children to hear the sounds, feel the coats and see the animals up close, all while learning about their different characteristics and lifestyles. The purpose of the presentation was to teach kids how to coexist with wildlife and different ways they can help protect their safety. (Photos by Gracie Bryant/Tryon Daily Bulletin)

Kids got the chance to learn about, see and touch an American Toad — an amphibian that lives in the eastern United States, including Polk County.

Chimney Rock presents a small screech owl, which it has rehabilitated from an injury.