4th graders eat like birds in the garden

23 May

  

In early May, a few 4th grade classes went out to the garden with birds on their mind.  When they arrived in the garden, they had a snack waiting for them composed of foods that a bird would eat.  

Included on the menu was popcorn, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, worms (the gummy kind, not the dirt-covered kind) and peanut butter.  They also enjoyed sipping nectar from juice boxes.  While enjoying their bird-licious snacks, garden volunteers discussed what native Texas birds eat each of these treats and shared some facts about native Texas birds like cardinals, mockingbirds, hummingbirds and blue jays.

After snacking, the classes took some time to observe changes in the 4th grade planting bed, seeing how the seeds of the bluebonnets had formed and were beginning to dry and how other plants had begun to flower. 


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