Category Archives: animals

Homemade bird feeder

Yesterday was a beautiful day! 60 degrees in January!! And Eddie spent the day building in the backyard! He was sawing and drilling… Today he he hung up his handy-work!! He built me a bigger bird feeder!! 😍😍 He was very happy to see six birds eating from his feeder at once!!! Advertisements

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Eagle watching… and an up close and personal owl!

We went to an official eagle watching event today at Fort Bellefontaine. They had a telescope set up directed at both a mature bald eagle and a juvenile eagle. πŸ¦… The eagles were across the river about a mile away… so there was no way I could get a picture! <<<<<<<<<<<< ❀️❀️ We did see …

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Taking better bird pictures

I was given some great advice after my Northern Flicker post… Place my camera-phone up to the binoculars to take better close-up pictures! I have to say I skeptical because it seemed like such an easy solution and yet I didn’t think I was creative enough to figure out how to make it work! Silly, …

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Northern Flicker

I think my favorite bird is the Northern Flicker- which is a large woodpecker! And today he keeps gracing us with his presence! I first saw him in the neighbor’s tree- he looked huge silhouetted against the blue sky and the leafless tree! (See him at the top.) Then… he flew to our magnolia tree …

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Monarch taggingΒ 

We got to be citizen scientists today!  We went to The Weldon Springs Interpretive Center where we learned how to catch a butterfly so it can be tagged! Edison caught the first butterfly… in fact he caught two at once! Simone was overjoyed when she finally caught her butterfly!! Andre was sneaky and quiet which …

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Rescuing Fredrick the hummingbird!Β 

Andre came running into the house telling me I needed to see something… quick! I was hesitant because I thought he was going to show me a dangerous stunt off the swing set… so I was quite surprised when he added- “there’s a hurt hummingbird on the ground!” Andre named him Fredrick – he knew …

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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 …

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Bird watching… from the comforts of my home 🏑 

It all started with a book… This book is amazing! I’m reading a chapter aloud a day- and each chapter tells the story of a bird through the eyes of a bird watcher.  After we read the chapter, we also watch YouTube videos to actually see the bird 🐦! We are learning so much about …

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Beavers at Sioux Passage

We went on a very chilly hike today to a park by the Missouri River, Sioux Passage. It felt great to be outside… …but we became truely excited when we saw signs of beavers! ​Finding trees that have been chewed on by a beaver left us awestruck! Seeing the teeth marks and the wood shavings …

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Wild Acres Park

We went to Wild Acre park with the challenge of finding more wild flowers than my sister, Sonja, and her family did.  We ended up discovering way more than just beautiful flowers!! 🌺 Sonja had sent me a text the other day with some photo collages of 20 wild flowers she had found on a …

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