Back to the bird nerds! We have a smaller flock this week, and I'm looking forward to our bird walks, and their bird stories and learning as much as we can about our feathery friends that we hope to see and hear on our adventures! The KidSummer theme this week is Fabulous Fins. Though birds don't have fins, all nature is connected in interesting ways, so we'll be discussing how birds need and use their feathers, like fish use their fins. One of the bird nerds mentioned that penguins almost have fins, & that their wings are actually called flippers. We're off to a great start! (double click photos to enlarge)
Good to start off with the bird memory cards
We're already spotting birds
Empty Osprey nest
Using the birdoculars!
Watching a chipmunk scurry out from under the tent
House Sparrow using camouflage in the shrub
Wing Island Trail
The John Wing Monument
Documenting the rising tide - which decides when our walks will be
Checking out wild grape vine leaves
Recording our natural finds on the vitrine log
Happy Birding young bird nerds!