Well I didn’t go far, just stepped outside,
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hankfully the Obama Administration has now abandoned their intention for future drilling in those waters. Wake-up calls can be painful, but if heeded can prevent further damage and save lives.
also known as the Canada Jay or Grey Jay is resident from Alaska east across Canada in Boreal forests; and in the western mountains own to New Mexico and Arizona. These birds are omnivores that feed on meat, insects, fruits and seeds; they have a reputation as rascals and camp robbers, frequenting campsites and stealing any food they can find! The name Whiskey Jack is derived from the word Wesakechak used in the Algonquin family of Aboriginal languages of eastern Canada to describe a mischevious, trickster character who liked to play tricks on people. Introduce Kids to this hardy bird that survives well in its northern environment. Has anyone ever seen one? What other birds manage to survive through cold winters? How do birds survive such cold temperatures?
One of the most fascinating birds to learn about; from their amazing flight abilities to the thousands of kilometers they travel during migration, these tiny power houses are a great species to study with kids. Use the journey of the hummingbird as a geography lesson; where do they migrate to and how long does it take them to get there? Invite young children to draw pictures of the hummingbird; what do they eat? What does a hummingbird nest look like, and what materials do they use to make these tiny constructions. Why do hummingbirds play an important role in pollination? Finally, hummingbirds have one rather unusual enemy, an insect that can prove to be a deadly opponent, Preying Mantis
are small mammals in the family Leporidae, of the order Lagomorpha (which includes hares); the most common rabbits are the European and Cottontail rabbit which have spread out across the world. Are there any rabbits in your neighborhood? Have the children seen them? Maybe some kids have pet rabbits! Rabbits have been around for a long time and fossil remains have been found in Mongolia that date back 55 million years! Learn about rabbits and how they affect the communities in which they live. With older kids you can really study the toll that they have had in countries like Australia.
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