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…
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 😆!
The kids excitingly chose a spot around our yard! Now we watch and wait and hope for a bird family 😉