Wednesday, May 18, 2011

For the Birds

Forsythia Bush

Adrianna calls these bushes "banana flower bushes" because of the yellow banana shaped flowers.  We finally researched and learned that they are Forsythia, a member of the olive family (never would have guessed that!).  They were brought to Europe originally from China and from Europe made their way to the US and then to Canada.  They are in bloom all around us here.

Beautiful Nature Prints
While researching the Forsythia bushes, we then found these WONDERFUL nature pictures and spent some time looking at different birds.  He has some beautiful pictures.  Honestly - browse the site!  Stunning.

Black Capped Chickadee
Male Northern Cardinal
Song Sparrow

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Looking at pictures of birds led us to search for the bird calls of Song SparrowsBlack-Capped Chickadees and Northern Cardinals.

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