Thursday, January 13, 2011
Olivia and I helped out Jackson's Cub Scout troop 370 earn their birding merit badge tonight. After a round table discussion about helping out the birds in our backyards, the boys looked through field guides and painted bird houses. Consulting Seatuck's latest issue of Field Notes, we then made bird feeders with a used soda bottle, a wooden spoon, and string, taking home their oiled sunflower seeds to fill them. Hopefully the evening gave encouragement to a group of future birders.