Feed the Birds, Tuppence a Bag

By Heidi

Ian and I have been studying elementary biology this year. I don’t know why, but I always seem to get hung up on the chapters about birds. I don’t want to move past it. I want to stop, study birds for longer, learn more about them, set up a bunch of birdfeeders and become serious birders.

I never really had much of a fascination for birds – in fact, I was probably a bit afraid of some birds – until Gracie came along. When she was little, she was so interested in birds. She collected the little stuffed ones that sing (in fact, she still has that collection tucked away in her closet; but she won’t share!). Her love for birds became my love for birds.

Over the years, though, as Gracie has grown and her interests have changed, and as the birdfeeders have gotten destroyed by bears and weather, our interest has faded. With Ian, I’m hoping to resurrect that interest again! In our homeschool stash, we’ve got all sorts of bird books and notebooking pages, etc. I need to dig them out!

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