Thursday, February 24, 2011

First robins!

We ate our supper outside on the patio for the first time this season. It was WONDERFUL! It got EVEN better when I spotted a robin. Then another. Then James pointed out more.

SIX ROBINS in the Meadow! I'd say spring has sprung!

UPDATE MARCH 5, 2011–Our friend (and monarch watcher), Kip Kiphart in Boerne told me that I should report this sighting to Journey North. Which I just did this morning!

What is Journey North? That's what I wanted to know.

Here's what the website says: Journey North "engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. K-12 students share their own field observations with classmates across North America. They track the coming of spring through the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, robins, hummingbirds, whooping cranes, gray whales, bald eagles— and other birds and mammals; the budding of plants; changing sunlight; and other natural events. Find migration maps, pictures, standards-based lesson plans, activities and information to help students make local observations and fit them into a global context. Widely considered a best-practices model for education, Journey North is the nation's premiere 'citizen science' project for children. The general public is welcome to participate."



Stephanie said...

What a wonderful surprise. We have to cherish this weather... you know before soon it will be 101 degrees.

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Yes, you're right! Spring is my FAVORITE season, and it always goes by way too fast.

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