Lake Ridge Elementary

What's New

Bird Walk Rescheduled Because of Weather

April 7, 2017 - 9:01pm -- Laura Crawford

We were very disappointed today because our bird walk to Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge was canceled because of the weather. Hopefully we can find a time to reschedule. 

The bird feeders haven't been as busy since spring break, but there are more gold finches visiting the feeders. They are always exciting to see because they are so yellow now. We have also begun to see male red winged black birds at the feeders. We wonder why no female red wings come to the feeder. A white crowned sparrow was found dead by the glass doors near our feeders. We haven't seen them at our feeders so we were surprised to find the dead one. It probably was injured when it flew into the windows in the door.  

Our class also excited by the personal bird feeders we received before spring break. Now we can watch birds at home and school and share what we have learned with our families. Thank you for the feeder and bird seed.

Little Hawk and Cory from BLM Visited Lake Ridge

March 1, 2017 - 5:17pm -- Laura Crawford

Today Cory from the BLM brought Little Hawk to visit Lake Ridge. All the fifth grade and two second grade classes were able to see Little Hawk, learn about the characteristics of hawks, and ask Cory questions about birds of prey. Thank you, Cory, for bringing Little Hawk to visit our school.

Students brave the snow to fill feeders

January 23, 2017 - 8:49am -- Laura Crawford

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow will keep Lake Ridge students from filling our feeders. The birds really seem to appreciate their efforts.

Susan Kain's Visit About Owls

December 15, 2016 - 1:04pm -- Laura Crawford

Susan Kain, from Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, came to Lake Ridge Elementary to talk to Mrs. Crawford's fifth grade class about owls. They dissected owl pellets on paper plates and learned about adaptations.  Susan brought a stuffed owl named Barney to show the comb-like feathers of a barn owl. They also studied the satellite dish-like ears and eyes of a barn owl. When they dissected owl pellets, they talked about the types of the bones that they found in the pellets. Thank you, Susan!

Dissecting owl pellets


What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

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

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
1 Perched 10/24/2017 - 11:45am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
10 Feeder 10/24/2017 - 11:45am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
12 Feeder 10/18/2017 - 11:30am Details


Laura Crawford, Grade 5
Nampa, Idaho USA


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