We had an awesome mini lesson about birds on Monday, but weren’t very lucky locating any nests around our house. So Tuesday we headed to Audubon Center at Chatfield to try and see if we can spot some there.
We got lucky almost immediately and saw a swallow’s nest right on the eave of public restroom:
Parents were nearby, one watching us:
Another one carrying things into the nest, feathers mostly:
After that we walked around in tall grass
Admired flowers all around us
Were amazed by the amount of water that transformed a realtively calm little river. Indeed, after reading Rain by Cynthia Barnett I can’t stop thinking about blessing and horror that rain brings, and how precarious human relationship with rain really is.
And at last listened to some amazing birdsong amongst the trees.
Other critters we saw: a lizard, a frog, multiple birds…what a great hike it was.