Robins feeding on crabapples at entrance to Centennial Woods
The city is alive with the dramatic return of robins. A good fall for crabapples means heaps of food for the returning birds. Caught in the mix were starlings, goldfinches, and cedar waxwings galore. Spring is just around the corner. As the world jumps to life, changes on the land happen so fast and dramatically. We wanted to offer a series of weekly challenges for kids to tune into and track these changes on the land.

For this first week, we’ll be challenging the kids to make their own journals to track changes in their backyard. Journals can be simple (pages stapled together) or more complicated (birch bark cover with pages stitched together using dogbane). We’ll post challenges each Monday and remind kids each week.