About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Let nature nurture: Fun kid and family activities

Experience the Great Outdoors

Birds vs. Humans Challenge
Birds have many special adaptations to help them live their lives. Some birds can fly long distances; some can dive deep into the ocean while others can run really fast. How would you match up with birds in a challenge? Compare your best to the best that birds have to offer.

Whooping Crane Oragami (PDF)
Download this guide so that you can turn an ordinary piece of paper into a beautiful piece of Japanese art that resembles an endangered species of bird.

BrainTrain
Download this free set of puzzles, including word search, solve-the-blank, and a bird-friendly maze.

Draw A Bird 
To try some color-by-number birds from Wild Birds Unlimited

Window Warning
Though birds are excellent at darting through the air, windows can be confusing and dangerous for them. Here's a way you can help your birds steer clear of crashing into your windows.

Edible bird feeders
One of my favorite crafts is a pinecone dipped in birdseed.

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