30″ x 20″
Graphite on Paper
Adult Peregrine falcons like to hang around various tall buildings around the U-M campus, especially the 192-foot tall Burton Tower, where they may have nested in the past. Janet Hinshaw, the bird division collection manager for the U-M Museum of Zoology, has collected many remnants of their meals at the base of the tower such as these wings of the White-throated sparrow, Rock Pigeon and Bluejay that now reside in the U-M specimen collection. Now these state-endangered falcons have found a family home in a nesting box built perched atop the University Hospital.