Today, I wanted to share some of their drawings inspired by "Duck Enough to Fly," "Icky the Hungry Heron" and "Swan Babies." I believe that's me jumpimg out of a Wood Duck box, above.
You can read about it here.
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Every spring, I read my Celery Farm children's books to Mrs. Jones' class at the Temple Hill School in Newburgh, and I also showed them photos that Jerry Barrack had taken of other birds at the Celery Farm over a decade ago.
One student thought the bird above looked like "a Chinese chicken."
Another called the bird below a "Mohawk bird."
The following day they decided to drew these birds from memory.
What real-life bird looks like a Chinese chicken?
Which looks like it has a Mohawk?
What do you think it is?
If you could try to get some shots as well, even better.
A huge thanks to the Allendale Troop 59 Boy Scouts for wood-chipping about 100 feet of very muddy trail last Saturday!!!
(If you've sloshed through that section, you'll really appreciate what the scouts did.)