Lake Ridge Elementary

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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. 

Momma Duck and Babies

May 1, 2017 - 4:30pm -- Laura Crawford

Lake Ridge had exciting visitors today. A momma duck with her babies where spotted in the parking lot. They created quite the excitement. A pair of ducks had been visiting our feeder for a couple of weeks, and we suspected they were nesting somewhere on the school grounds. 

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What we've seen this school year

Observations

Species Countsort descending Disposition Date and Time Link

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
1 Flying 11/08/2016 - 3:45pm Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
1 Feeder 04/11/2017 - 10:00am Details

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
1 Flying 12/18/2014 - 10:45am Details

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
1 Feeder 03/30/2015 - 10:00am Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
1 Feeder 04/18/2017 - 10:00am Details

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
1 Perched 02/03/2015 - 9:45pm Details

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
1 Ground 01/08/2015 - 2:00pm Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Ground 05/04/2017 - 10:00am Details

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
1 Perched 12/01/2014 - 10:30am Details

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)
1 Flying 01/13/2015 - 12:00pm Details

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Laura Crawford, Grade 5
Nampa, Idaho USA

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