Lo and behold, the calendar section worked correctly in last week’s newsletter. But I really have no idea why! Sometimes technology just seems like magic.
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Bird Feeding Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Because the cold winter months are the hardest for wild birds, February and March have been named National Bird Feeding Months by the National Bird Feeding Society. You can help your local bird population by providing supplemental food, water and shelter, and start a fun, educational hobby at the same time.
All About Birds: Feeding Birds
“Bird feeding has been an American tradition since at least the times of Emily Dickinson and Henry David Thoreau. It provides us with wonderful opportunities for close viewing of birds. It can also be good for birds.” All About Birds (from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology) provides terrific advice on choosing a bird feeder, types of bird seed, and where to place your feeder. For teacher resources, search for “curriculum” in the search box near the top of the page.
Audubon: Bird Feeding Basics
Although birdseed and suet provide dietary supplement to more than 100 North American bird species, bird feeders also increase dangers such as window collisions, predators, and disease. Audubon offers tips on safely attracting and feeding birds, maintaining a feeder and guarding against squirrels. “A recent study found that colliding with a window is the most common cause of bird death associated with feeders. To avoid such collisions, position feeders at least three feet from the window.”
Birds & Blooms: DIY Bird Feeders
Birds & Blooms (from the bird and garden print magazine of the same name) presents twenty-seven fun bird feeders you can make with your kids/ Here’s a short list of some the imaginative materials used : a coffee cup and saucer, a glass soda bottle, a muffin tin, a pie tin, PVC pipe, silverware, an embroidery hoop, and a tin can.
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Bird Feeding Printable
Bird Feeding Wikipedia Printable
Bird Watching Printable
Animal Cams Printable
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Quote of the Week
“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” ~~ Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”. There are more quotes from “To Kill a Mockingbird” on the Harper Lee page at Lightafire.com.
Surfing the Calendar
Wild Bird Feeding Month February
American Heart Month February
Children’s Dental Health Month February
Pluto Discovered Feb 18, 1930
National Engineers Week Feb 19-25, 2017
Ansel Adams’ Birthday Feb 20, 1902
Presidents’ Day Feb 20, 2017
First American Orbits the Earth Feb 20, 1962
First Steam Train Travels 10 Miles Feb 21, 1804
George Washington’s Birthday Feb 22, 1732
Steve Irwin’s Birthday Feb 22, 1962
Siege of the Alamo Begins Feb 23, 1836
Wilhelm Grimm’s Birthday (one of the Grimm Brothers) Feb 24, 1786
George Harrison’s Birthday Feb 25, 1943
Tell a Fairy Tale Day Feb 26, 2017
First U.S. Chartered Passenger Railroad Service Feb 28, 1827