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Re: Bird nest


EXACTLY.  Education starts at home......but I won't get started on that subject today.  LOL.


james singer <jsinger@igc.org> wrote:
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 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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