Continuing our discussion about how everything in nature is connected, we started our trail walk looking for signs and sounds of birds. We saw nesting Canada geese, a Wood Duck in a hollow tree, a squawking soaring Red Tailed Hawk, a Nuthatch scouting a nesting place, and we stopped to hear the concert of a beautiful male Cardinal. With a threat of rain, the woods seemed to be filled with a chorus of hundreds of songs from every direction.
Collecting materials to test our bird nest building skills, we returned to the Gathering Room as a light rain began to fall. Very creative "birds" began constructing their nests..with a new appreciation for the weaving skills of our feathered friends! We also created new varietes of birds for the new nests!
As we worked, we listened to a CD of bird songs and identified a few of the songs that we had heard. After our birds and nests were built, we shared the stories of our new inventions, and we told a little about their habitats and favorite foods!
A picnic watching the last of the spring showers, and we still listened for the songs in the woods! A fun day at The Cabin Path!