This month’s theme for Nature Book Club is Winter Birds and Nests. We read the book Birds, Nests and Eggs which talks about different birds and the types of nests that they make. I decided it would be fun to go on a Nest Scavenger Hunt around our neighborhood. We then went outside and started looking for nests.
(Lil’ Red said his favorite bird and nest is the American Goldfinch. We have seen these a few times in our neighborhood in the Spring or Summer. They often visit Grandma’s feeders.)
We bundled up with coats, hats, and winter boots. I handed Lil’ Red a pair of binoculars and off we went.
We first spotted a large nest high up in a neighbor’s tree. We think it might be a squirrel’s nest.
One tree a block from our house had not 1 not 2 but 3-4 nests! They all looked like large bunches of leaves which are probably squirrel nests.
We get lots of robin’s on the block in the Spring and Summer but not sure where they nest. Sherryl from SimplySherryl.com sent us a picture of a robin’s nest above a light fixture on her back porch.
We did have a Mourning Dove nest in our Maple Tree a few years ago but not sure if the nest is still there or if one was made since it sat between two branches.
You can read more about Winter Birds and Nests from the other Co-hosts of The Nature Book Club!
January Nature Theme: Winter Bird and Nests
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Here are the bloggers, their choices of books, and activities for the month.
Something 2 Offer
Birds, Nests and Eggs —Winter Bird and Nest Scavenger Hunt
The Usual Mayhem
The Boy Who Drew Birds —Free Artist Study Set (John James Audubon)
Whose Nest Is This?— Nest Building Activity
Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
(Backyard Bird Series) Cardinals — Free Northern Cardinal Unit Study & Lapbook.
Rule This Roost
Fine Feathered Friends: All About Birds—DIY Bird Feeders
The Homeschool Scientist
Birds Nests and Eggs — Make a Suet Feeder
Snowy Owls —Snowy Oil Craft
Table Life Blog
A Nest is Noisy — Art Project
Ravens in Winter: Nature Study Activities and Lessons for Teens —Winter Bird ID
Wind in a Letterbox
Birds for Beginners in Southern Africa — Nature Journal Entry
Rainy Day Mum
Coming Home — Needle Felted Robin
Hide The Chocolate
Those Darn Squirrels Fly South —Free Online Book Club
Handbook of Nature Study
Backyard Birds Field Guide for Young Naturalist — Backyard Bird Nature Study
The Playful Scholar
TBD — How to Make Hanging Suet Ornaments
Nest— Nest Weaving Nature Craft
Welcome to Nature Book Club Monthly Link Up No 1.
The Nature Book Club is a monthly link up beginning on the 20th day of each month. It’s a monthly book club devoted to connecting children to nature. There is a theme for each month in 2018. We welcome your nature book and activity related links!
Nature Book Club theme for February: Small Mammals
Nature Book Club Party Rules
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- Choose an engaging nature book, do a craft or activity, and add your post to our monthly link up.
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A bird-themed scavenger hunt is a great idea! We’ll try that on one of our walks this week. 🙂
Dachelle @ Hide The Chocolate says
We saw some robins in our backyard yesterday in TN!
Glenda Cates says
Charlie and I studied Birds in the past and I put the assignment aside as I never thought we would resume Homeschooling but it seems we are again. So I can’t wait to pull out our Bird Studies and check out all the resources you have here for us. Thank you for creating this event. I can’t wait to visit each month.