Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Birder Buddies And A Tuesday Treat

We had the opportunity to camp out with the Davidson Lands Conservancy last Saturday. The highlight for me was the bird walk (I'll skip over the lowlights: freezing overnight temperatures and the chilling absence of sleep). Led by a professional birder, within the first two minutes we were viewing six different varieties of warblers, sparrows, chickadees, and a knock-your-socks-off Cedar Waxwing. By the end of our tour, we had viewed over twenty unique, dazzling species of birds. 

This beauty lives all around us, the mysteries of migration and melody inhabit our daily landscape - do we notice?

It had me thinking about all the birds that nest and sing on the branches of the trees around my home. My bestie little birder buddy helped create pine-cone treats for our feathered friends. 

Sharing a meal is a gift that gives to us and them: they eat, and we feast our eyes and hearts on the most ancient animal creation in nature. 

You'll need:

Peanut Butter
Bird Seed

And of course, having a birder buddy makes it even sweeter.

Attach a two-foot piece of yarn to a pine-cone. Spread peanut butter on the edges of the pine-cone and roll in bird seed. Hang from a branch on a tree, preferably from a branch you can view while going about your day.   

Birding requires patience. I'll update with photos when our first guests arrive.

Birding brings beauty you can't buy. Peace. Joy. Love and appreciation for the wonders of nature. Just like the library - you can't buy it. But you can share it.

Like several of my other hobbies, the beauty of birding is encouraged because the library shares books, music and movies. This documentary is a must see. 

Do you have a birder buddy? The library is a great place to start.

xoxo Michele

Why buy happiness when your library shares it. Free music downloads through Freegal E-books, audio-books, and digital downloads are at your local library, just visit here or your local library website for complete information.

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