Even though the weather is getting colder, there are a lot of birds you can spot in your local park, in your backyard, and around the Nature Museum. Marjorie and Geoff Williamson, from the Chicago Ornithological Society, are exploring birds and migration in today’s Curious By Nature! Keep exploring birds with the activities below.
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Here’s Geoff’s list of the top 10 birds you’re likely to encounter around North Pond at this time of year.
- Canada goose
- Downy woodpecker
- American crow
- Black-capped chickadee
- Golden-crowned kinglet
- European starling
- American goldfinch
- Dark-eyed junco
- Northern cardinal
Let’s take a closer look at two birds in particular, the Canada goose and the downy woodpecker. Click here to download our Where Birds Live handout to learn more.
Curious By Nature LIVE returns on Saturday, November 21, with Bugs Up Close! Entomologist Allen and educator Nicole will guide us through a close observation of insects to learn more about different bugs and their bodies! These workshops are free for members and just $5 for non-members. Click here to register your young scientist!
Looking for a fun family art workshop? Join us on Saturday, December 5, as we welcome scientific illustrator Alex Boersma for a virtual workshop. She’ll demonstrate how to make beautiful seasonal holiday cards using supplies you probably already have! Click here to register your household.
Looking to start your holiday shopping? Check out our online store! In addition to old favorites, we’ve added our butterfly display cases and Nature Museum rooftop honey to our online offerings. Whether you choose local pickup or would prefer to have your items shipped, we’ve got you covered. Click here to check out our current selection.