Building a bird nest

We went to the Rockwood Reservation for a class on bird nests!

After a fabulous presentation on the four type of nests (cavity, cup, pendulum, and platform), the kids went outside to see some actual nests!

Red-shouldered hawk nest way up in the tree…

And a cup nest under the porch roof…

Then it was time to get muddy…and make a nest!

  • First the kids where given a lunch size paper bag folded down small, a plastic knife, and a cup of mud

  • The kids then covered the bag with mud

  • Then fibers like grass, straw and leaves where wrapped around and in the nest

Their finished nests…

The kids were told that if they put their nests outside in a safe spot, a bird might choose it to use! If a bird lays eggs in the nests, we are to call Rockwood Reservation and let them know πŸ˜†!

The kids excitingly chose a spot around our yard! Now we watch and wait and hope for a bird family πŸ˜‰


    1. Beth

      What fun! I do hope some birdies come along and find their nests!!

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    2. What a wonderful project! I hope the nests are filled with birds!

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    3. You certainly has the best idea to pump up the adrenaline of your kiddos! Great project Amie! You are the coolest Mom ever!


    4. Love this. You do find some very interesting places to take the kiddos to learn. I hope all of the nests have residents before the summer is over!


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