Eldest Boy, a.k.a. My Backyard, has a passion for bird watching, is our resident bird feeder filler and is sharing our May bird study today. He wrote this up last week during our study… For our bird study, we picked the most interesting birds we’ve seen in our backyard lately. Brown Thrasher – The brown thrasher really likes it when we don’t mow the backyard
We love our birds and enjoy watching them. So, for our spring time nature study, each of the children chose a favorite bird that we are seeing frequent our yard. We talked about the seasons and which birds we see more of when. We all look forward to seeing some gold finches soon, hopefully. Cardinal – (five-year-old’s pick) Five-year-old hears them perched in the trees,
From the November 2008 archives… This week we started filling our bird feeders again. We remembered that it is especially entertaining for a baby in a high chair to watch birds appear at the feeder. I guess my excuse for not keeping up with them is life got busy this last year? The birds, of course, didn’t forget where the feeders were! We have a
Join me at Heart of the Matter today? You’ve probably heard plenty about planting sunflowers. You may even agree they are very easy to grow. Especially easy for children. I’m here to share a snippet of our sunflower summer. It started around Easter of last year. Little did we know what was in store from that packet we picked up at the grocery store. Each
A long time ago we bought a screech owl/kestrel bird house. And some nuthatches have nested in it! One of them seems to be ‘sweeping’ the top of the house while the other stays in the house. To hear the white-breasted nuthatch call, click Cornell Lab or Ornithology. Here are the pictures: Do you have nuthatches in your backyard?