As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Science Is For The Birds

...well, for this weekend anyway!

Our family has participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count for the past several years.  It is an exciting learning opportunity to collect ornithological your very own backyard!  Who says science always has to come from a textbook? 

Spend a mere fifteen minutes watching and counting birds in your yard and recording your data. (For complete instructions, click here.)  Then submit your data to GBBC via their website.  It's that easy! 

Be sure to  Explore the Results after you've counted.  Here you can find out such things as where other "counters" were in your state and how many Black-capped Chickadees are in your area, as well as look at hundreds of maps detailing bird locations.    

There are two days left now.  Won't you join us? 

1 comment:

  1. I have not been counting but am certainly enjoying the birds that have come back to visit us, as well as those who abode here.
    Cheryl, those photos of your family watching and counting are precious.Thank you for sharing this site and info.
    Hugs, Sue


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