The start of the second season

The start of the second season

January 31, 2018 - 3:30pm -- adale

We just started the new semester two weeks ago and that means we get a whole new crop of ornithology students. It is a lot of fun hearing from one student that they are taking the class because a friend of theirs did or they will tell me their friend took the class last year and now they are really annoying because they are always pointing out birds. Even though the students are new and enthusiastic for the most part sometimes I need a little reminder about how important this could be for some kids. I was reminded of that last Thursday. There was a report of a snowy owl being sighted out in the Wilder area so a friend of mine and I went out to see if we could find it again. We happened to run into a person my friend knew. He was also out looking for the owl and it just so happened that he was a former student of my friend. He was a biology student in the late SEVENTIES! The very cool thing was not that my friend was that old but that he at gotten this guy interested in birds way back then and he was still really into it. How inspiring is that?! I can't think of anything better than running into a student and know that I had a part in getting them started with birds. This is what B3 is helping us do. Onward and upward for a new semester of birds.

Allen Dale, Grade 10
Kuna, Idaho USA

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