Spring is officially here! Open a window and listen closely – can you hear birds singing?
While some birds migrate to warmer climates during winter, a few species never leave our backyards! Cardinals, Chickadees, Robins, and Sparrows are commonly seen in Nebraska all year long. See if you can find these birds in your own yard!
Bird watching is a fun (and free!) activity that can be done anywhere and at any time. Encourage birds to flock together by placing containers of birdseed outside. A feeder on a bare tree branch is perfect for attracting hungry little birdies.
Did You Know?
People often note the beginning of Spring with the return of the Robin. But, did you know the Robins really never leave? Instead, they change their feeding behavior. In warm months they feed on worms and insects, making them noticeable in your yard. In cold months they form flocks and feed on berries, seeking out areas with berry-producing shrubs and trees (often in wooded areas).
Check back next month to see more family activities that will have you exploring the wilderness right outside your window.
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