Nature Teacher: We’re All in this Together

We knew the storm was coming and wondered how their fragile bodies would surviveWere there any still alive in these frigid 3 degree temps?  Topping off the bird feeders, we later fell asleep to the hush of heavy snowfall then awoke the next morning to more of the same — nearly a foot of snow and more still falling.

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A flurry of birds lined up on the tarmac of tree branches, each waiting their turn for food — the mysterious cardinal whose been pecking at the windows for a year, the usual tiny chickadees, a tufted titmouse or two, and a pudgy new family thought to be dark-eyed juncos (although they may have been plump simply to stay warm).

 

 

The feeder was nearly empty by noon…

 

 

…but my heart overflowed with gratitude

for taking time to care.

 

 

 

 

 

2 Replies to “Nature Teacher: We’re All in this Together”

  1. I just filled my feeders after a few days of being away. The birds are always so appreciative of my offering to them. The squirrels gobble up their share, too. It is a miracle how those tiny birds survive such cold temps and snow. I enjoyed the video with sweet birdsong.

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