Adams Elementary

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Idaho Native Plants

December 8, 2017 - 4:48pm -- Raptors

Today our class got to plant native seeds in trays for planting in the Fall. We were joined by Sean Finn of the Golden Eagle Audubon Society and Kristin Gnojewski.

They brought Showy Goldeneye, Yellow Beeplant, Munro's Globemallow, Rabbit Brush,  and Antelope Bitterbrush seeds. Everyone had the opportunity to plant and then we set the trays outside our classroom. We had to protect them from the birds and the squirrles, so Sean wrapped the trays in chicken wire. We will be watching for new growth in the Spring. Next school year, 4th graders will plant these at the Warm Springs Park that is located behind our school.

 

   

Surprise Visitor!

October 25, 2017 - 1:56pm -- Raptors

On Friday, while Mr. Giibbons was visiting our class to teach a lesson, I saw an interesting thing!

A squirrel was balancing on the fence outside our window when a Red-Tailed Hawk suddenly appeared and tried to catch it! The squirrel  got away and the hawk sat on the fence for a few moments.

I was so proud that i didn't interrupt the lesson. I wrote down what I saw and told Ms. Wilson later. Another kids also saw it so we could indentify the hawk.

We told Mr. Gibbons about it later. I love watching what goes on outside our classroom windows!---Giddeon

Little Hawk Visits!

September 22, 2017 - 1:55pm -- Raptors

Our class was very happy and excited to have Mrs. F visit us today with her friend Little Hawk.

Little Hawk is a Swainson's Hawk and has a wingspan of 4 1/2 feet. She was a little nervous, but we remained quiet and did not

move quickly. In the wild, Swainson's Hawks migrate as far as Argentina from Idaho. We don't see these hawks in the winter

because they are in South America. It was great to see this bird up close. She is a beautiful raptor!

Hyatt Hidden Lakes

April 14, 2017 - 1:51pm -- Raptors

Our class was joined by memeber of the Golden Eagle Audubon Society at Hyatt Hidden Lakes on Thursday.

Between raindrops, our class identified many types of birds that come to the area to enjoy the wetlands. Our group saw dozens of Canada Geese. 

In smaller numbers, they recorded seeing Northern Shovelers, Ruddy Ducks, American Coots, Pied-billed Grebes, Ring-Tailed Ducks and several Lesser Scaups.

We also spied a Swainson's Hawk and a Kestrel. The Song Sparrows created lovely music for our field trip.  Thanks to Miss Forderhase for help and gluidance.

 

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What we've seen this school year

Observations

Species Countsort descending Disposition Date and Time Link

Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)
1 Feeder 10/09/2017 - 9:00am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Ground 04/08/2016 - 10:30am Details

Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)
1 Feeder 04/20/2016 - 6:00pm Details

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
1 Feeder 04/29/2016 - 12:15pm Details

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
1 Flying 05/12/2016 - 9:45am Details

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
1 Flying 04/21/2016 - 12:30pm Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
1 Feeder 04/05/2016 - 1:30pm Details

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
1 Flying 04/20/2016 - 12:30pm Details

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
1 Flying 10/20/2017 - 9:00am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Flying 04/29/2016 - 8:00am Details

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Maggie Wilson, Grade 4
Boise, Idaho USA

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