It’s time to get outside and enjoy the changes that occur as winter turns to spring! Daylight Saving Time required that we set clocks forward one hour, allowing us extra daylight in the evening. Kids often use the time to stay outside, enjoy sports and play with friends.
While you are out, watch for early nesting birds such as eagles and hawks. Did you know that the largest recorded eagle nest was 9.5 feet in diameter? Find out where it was located when you visit the National Eagle Center, nationaleaglecenter.org/eagle-nesting-young/. Cavity nesters like woodpeckers and chickadees also start breeding earlier because of the protection afforded by their nest sites.
Journey North, learner.org/jnorth, is a terrific site to track the migration of robins, whooping cranes, gray whales and more. Did you know that gray whales make one of the longest migrations of any mammal? While you might not be on the ocean to enjoy them, you can track their 10,000-mile migration virtually. Kids are encouraged to log their sightings of migrating wildlife and report them.
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