Photo of contents of container is below.
Earlier this month, Ms. Pitaccio's fourth-grade class from Jefferson School in Lyndhurst visiting our bird-banding station and learned all about all sorts of birds — and even got to release a few.
Ms. Pitaccio's class was nice enough to write to the NJMC's Mike Newhouse, who runs the bird-banding project, to thank him and to share what they learned. Some of the students even illustrated their letters. We thought we would share a couple of them here.
One of my favorites — a drawing of a banded bird (above right). Now that student paid attention!
We are posting a couple of letters below. We would have posted them all — they were great — but just did not have the room. We blotched the names to keep the students' names private.
(Thank you, Jefferson School fourth-graders!)
To see what might be coming up next month nature-wise in the Meadowlands, we thought we'd post some highlights from November 2010:
November 5: Sunrise, (Closed) Erie Landfill
November 10: Male Bufflehead, Kearny Marsh
November 18: Scott Weidensaul Interview
November 22: NJMC Annual Report Online
November 29: Fall Bird Banding Totals