Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Nest Box Surprise Revisited

Three days later, we checked the same nest box. The following video-clip shows what we found.

We realized after seeing the eggs last week that our nest box tenant was probably a black-capped chickadee. Tomorrow, we check the nest box again. Stay tuned for more mad-black-capped chickadee adventures. . .

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!

Today, this old dog starts to learn new tricks. My diabolical master plan is to start practicing technology that I'll use when I travel to Antarctica in January of 2011 as teacher liaison for a research team from Miami University.

I begin with a video-clip from my Flip Cam. It chronicles the first nest-box monitoring expedition on our Perry Schools Bluebird Trail. (Maybe not the very first nest-box expedition. On that one, the student monitor got so overly-excited that he screamed at the top of his lungs when he found eggs. We had to do a little re-training
, and we're going for a "calmer and more serene" session in the video-clip below.l

Speaking of new tricks, no comments about my focusing abilities, please. That's why I'm getting started 6 months early! I want to take photographs and write copy that would make a National Geographic explorer sit up and take notice (or at least appeal to a computer savvy 6th grader!)

This Blog is written for any adventurous soul who loves to explore unknown places. I invite you to join me on my journey -- and if the spirit moves you -- please share your questions, comments and ideas.