The Lower School helps Brooksfield’s birds transition into Spring
The children in Julie and Beth’s class have been helping our wild birds as they transition into spring. Birdseed is still needed to help female birds build up strength before nesting season is upon them. Julie’s class made two different types of feeders: one that filled egg cartons with a combination of shortening, sunflower butter and bird seed, and the other which coated a small bird house with wild bird seed. We hung them on the garden loom and watched the birds (and squirrels) feast. Beth’s class spent the morning cutting up pieces of soft yarn and felt, and mixed them with pillow stuffing and dryer lint. Then we stuffed wire balls with the soft nesting material and hung them in the trees outside the classroom window. We’ll watch the birds that make our forest their home, take the material to build their Spring nests. Our yarn is so colorful, we may be able to find the new nests in the trees if we look carefully!