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Winged Beauties: Workshop on birds by Leaps and Bounds

August 1, 2012 • Posted in: News, Workshops
Introducing the various birds

Introducing the various birds

Birds: one of the most delicate and elegant creatures on the planet. This week, the children received an introduction to birds – their anatomy, features, flight, nesting, feeding, grooming, flocking, roosting and breeding behaviours and migration patterns.

They worked with real nests and feathers, caught ‘bird food’ in bug boxes for a closer look, measured lengths and wingspans and went exploring around the lake armed with binoculars and Grimmett guides.

Bird watching by lake Kohka

Bird watching by lake Kohka

Observing the birds in their natural habitat

Observing the birds in their natural habitat

They saw 14 different species of birds and a whole bunch of creepy crawlies and fish. At the end, they collected all the garbage – plastic bags, wrappers and such from around the lake so that it doesn’t end up in any unsuspecting animal’s tummy!

The creepy crawlies that the birds feed on

The creepy crawlies that the birds feed on

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