The week before spring break and it started to feel like spring. . .sort of.
With the songs of birds filling the air, we had to start the week with a round of birding practice as we prepare for our participation in the Great Wisconsin Birdathon.
It was also time to take down our animal trail signs and put out our wildflower signs as we prepare for the first signs of the prairie plants we planted in September.
After our sign work, we explored and found lots of fun signs of animal activity.
We might have played a bit too.😀
Each day we took a few minutes to dig deeper into learning about specific birds we are sure to see in our future birding sessions.
Plus, we investigated the whooping crane. In a few weeks, special guests form the International Crane Foundation will be visiting our school and sharing the crane's wonderful story. Until then, they sent us a trunk of artifacts and tools that will help us deepen our understanding. We are certainly enjoying it so far.
Picture books offer lots of fun insights about the change to spring so we took time to enjoy a sampling of them.
The week ended with our next visit from our Retzer Nature Center friends. This time around, we met at our district's high school woods. We has meet here in November to see how nature prepared for sleeping through winter and today we checked out how it was waking up. Enjoy some of our experiences in pictures below.
|One-minute vacation Sit Spot practice|
|Ms. Susan found a squirrel nest|
|Hibernator Activator Migrator game|
|Comparing bark - Smooth|
|Comparing bark - Rough|
|Comparing bark -sharp|
We might have even played some more.😀
And, when the forest floor is covered with a blanket of leaves, you have to make a leaf shower, right?