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Re: Bird nest


Thanks Jesse. Reminds me that when I lived on a farm in farm country, no one got pregnant "accidentally." Kids get a real education in... well.. the real world.


On Friday, June 11, 2004, at 03:31 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:


OH yeh...her students would love that. Usually sparrow nests are the
best cause they eat so many seeds and they are kind of messy. Starling
nests are pretty good too. It's easy to explain to kids why SO MANY
trees end up around fence lines....when kids watch what happens to a
nest and see the stuff that grows...they see for themselves how things
get planted naturally.



james singer <jsinger@igc.org> wrote:
That's great info, Jesse, thanks. I'm sure Ms. Fatma [aka the short
one] will want to show that to her classroom of inquisitive minds.

On Friday, June 11, 2004, at 02:18 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:

How cool that you get to watch the whole thing with easy viewing. I
have
two nests that I'm watching right now...but NOT easy access. We have
some swallows who built up high on our back porch. All I can see are
the
little beaks resting on the rim of the mud nest. The other nest is way
deep inside a honeysuckle vine that looks more like a shrub. Sparrows.
I
like to watch the babies grow up and leave. But, it is sad when your
plant gets trashed. Ever take a birds nest and watch it grow? If you
take the nest and sit it on top of a pot of dirt and water it off and
on....it starts growing "things". Whatever seeds the birds "deposited"
in there start to grow. Kind of fun for kids to watch.



james singer wrote:
We have a pot of variegated shell ginger [Alpinia zerumbet v.] just
outside out back door. A pair of sparrows have decided to call it home
and are building a nest in it. The good part is we'll be able to watch
their progress through a window as they create a family; the bad part
is they'll probably trash the ginger.

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
Zone 10
27.0 N, 82.4 W

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