Birds of a Feather...

A couple of years ago, a friend asked my daughter to participate in a birding fundraiser he was doing.  I never knew that birding could be for kids, but ever since then, we have been more attuned to these opportunities for children. Check out the programs and activities around birds at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln. 

Inspired by our interest in birds, we decided to make "migration gifts" for birds last fall. Using an idea and recipe we got from our friends at Charlestown Nursery School, we made a mixture of: 2 packets of gelatin dissolved in 2/3 cup boiling water + 2 cups of wild bird seed. We pressed the mixture into cookie cutters, used a straw to poke a hole for stringing, and put in the fridge for one hour. Then, we let them dry overnight. 

This summer, we've been welcoming the birds back home and counting the number of different species we find around our home. We are inspired to make different kinds of feeders, and we just bought these great binoculars to observe birds close up!

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
— Chinese Proverb

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