Lake Ridge Elementary

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Plenty of Birds Came with the Cooler Weather

October 31, 2017 - 8:49pm -- Laura Crawford

Lake Ridge finally has plenty of birds visiting our feeders. We have lots a house finches, house sparrows, mourning doves, collared doves, and junkos. We also have to ration the food in our ground feeder to one scoop a day because we have several chickens from the neighbors who LOVE to visit our feeders and our pollinator garden. We have even made an identification chart for the chickens that visit our feeders. While they are not wild birds, their feeding behavior is fun to watch.

 

Where are the birds?

September 28, 2017 - 9:39pm -- Laura Crawford

Lake Ridge bird feeders have been set up now for over a month, and the birds are few and far between. We have had a few doves and some of the neighborhood chickens but no sparrows or finches. Are any of the rest of the Bird by Bird schools having the same problem?

Class Pollinator Garden

September 12, 2017 - 4:23pm -- Laura Crawford

Mrs. Crawford’s Class Passion Project

Reported by Megan B

 

         This year Mrs. Crawford’s class decided to plant a pollinator garden as our fall passion project. Our goal was to improve the way our school looks and also attract birds, bees, and butterflies. We decided to plant the flower bed next to the fifth-grade door on the east end of the school building.

         The first day we began to get the area ready to garden. We removed the bark chips and weed barrier. Then the next day we prepared the soil and added fertilizer. The third day was the best! On that day, we were finally able to plant flowers, but first we had to spread the manure that a student in our class donated. Then we planted he flowers that had been donated by Home Depot, D& B, Lake Ridge PTA, and  parents, and students.

               Now we water the plants twice a day, once in the morning once in the afternoon. The class is looking forward to seeing our pollinator garden grown and our school looking better than ever. 

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What we've seen this school year

Observations

Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
2 Feeder 11/15/2017 - 10:15am Details

California Quail (Callipepla californica)
30 Ground 11/15/2017 - 10:15am Details

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
8 Ground 11/15/2017 - 10:15am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
15 Perched 11/15/2017 - 10:15am Details

Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
2 Ground 11/15/2017 - 10:15am Details

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
3 Perched 10/25/2017 - 11:45am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
10 Feeder 10/25/2017 - 11:45am Details

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
5 Ground 10/25/2017 - 11:45am Details

Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
2 Ground 10/25/2017 - 11:45am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
3 Ground 10/25/2017 - 11:45am Details

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Laura Crawford, Grade 5
Nampa, Idaho USA

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