Families that came to hear David Parson's birding class during Spring Break will be now be birders for life!
He captured everyone's attention with great handouts, tons of great bird picture books, and field guide resources. He encouraged all of us—young and old alike—to take up birdwatching as a lifetime hobby.
Luckily, the class was surrounded by geese, koots, and mallards noisily feeding in the mud and shallow waters by the Pavilion class. Dave took time to point each group out as they swam along the nearby shoreline. We also are home to several great egrets, nesting in quieter spots near the boat ramp.
Class ended with everyone making peanut butter Pine Cone Birdfeeders to take home and remember Spring Break on the campground.
RECIPE: Pine Cone Birdfeeders
1- large Pine Cone
2 spoonsful of any kind of Peanut Butter.
Spread peanut butter on all of the tips of
the pine cone. (Yes, this is messy, but
you are allowed to lick your fingers.)
1- Gallon ziplock bag
Place sticky pine cone in baggie, then
Add 1/2Cup or more of wild birdseed
Zip bag closed, and shake bag until all of the birdseed sticks to the peanut butter.
Next find a tree nearby a window, and wedge the pinecone tightly into branches. Watch birds feed from inside the house! Enjoy...