We all enjoy seeing and hearing birds. But each individual bird, in the way of all living things, eventually dies. When that happens, the bird remains can be preserved for scientific study. Columbus Audubon recently donated funds to prepare a specimen of our favorite bird, the Song Sparrow, at the OSU Museum of Biological Diversity.
If you are interested in seeing how bird specimens are preserved, you can click here to watch a video of the specimen being prepared for permanent display. Warning: the video does show the dead bird, so may not be suitable to younger children.