This past Saturday, March 23rd, families gathered at Blair Woods for the first Family Nature Day of the year. This day’s theme was “Celebrate Urban Birds”– a nod to the initiative started by Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology.
Felicia Sawyers, Young Birders Club Coordinator, posing in front of the wingspan banner. Her “wingspan” is closest to a Bald Eagle!
Guests participated in a variety of crafts and activities, including bird feeder making courtesy of Wild Bird Center of Lakeway, bird coloring courtesy of TreeFolks, owl pellet dissection, bird matching games, and guided bird hikes.
Travis Audubon Volunteer Mary Kay Sexton dissecting owl pellets with some curious kids. Many bones, including rodent skulls, were found! Disregard the unsettling stare from the owl.
Travis Audubon Volunteer Mary Lou Rizzo quizzing one family about local birds.
Just a few of the birds created that morning!
Thanks to everyone who joined us for this nature day, both as guests and volunteers! The other two Nature Days this spring will be on April 27 and May 25. We hope to see you there!