There is a very common sight on the highways here in Saskatchewan during the winter and that sight would be snowy owls. They sit on the tops of telephone poles in the cold winter weather.
Learning about Snowy Owls in Saskatchewan
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Once in a while, we get to witness them swiping down to catch prey. I thought it would be a great idea to learn a little more about these beautiful animals since we see them so much (winter being a rather long season here it seems).
I have wanted to do nature studies with my kids but just haven’t done them for some reason or other. This is the perfect opportunity to do so at least once a month. As I mentioned we were learning about snowy owls, and did a cute little owl craft as well.
My first stop of course for learning about anything was our library. There I found a few books about snowy owls including:
We learned a lot about the birds we see so often from these two books.
To make our craft, we tore up a couple of sheets of white paper into small bits. I rough-handed a silhouette of an owl on black paper for the black of night. Added some glue and they filled in the owl with “feathers”.
Austin choose to leave some black showing through to be a female owl, something we learned about these beautiful owls.
Welcome to The Nature Book Club Monthly Link Up No 1.
The Nature Book Club is a monthly link-up beginning on the 20th day of each month.
It’s a monthly book club devoted to connecting children to nature.
There is a theme for each month in 2018. We welcome your nature book and activity-related links!
The Nature Book Club theme for January: Winter Birds and Nests
The Nature Book Club is brought to you by these 15 nature-loving bloggers who are your co-hosts! Are you following them? If you don’t want to miss anything, be sure to follow each one.
Here are the co-hosts, their choices of books, and activities for the month.
Something 2 Offer
Birds, Nests, and Eggs Nest Scavenger Hunt
Whose Nest Is This? – Nest Building Activity
Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
(Backyard Bird Series) Cardinals – Free Northern Cardinal Unit Study & Lapbook.
Rule This Roost
Fine Feathered Friends: All About Birds – DIY Bird Feeders
Hide The Chocolate
Those Darn Squirrels Fly South – Free online book club.
The Homeschool Scientist
Birds, Nests, and Eggs – Make a Suet Feeder
Snowy Owls Snowy Owl Craft
Table Life Blog
A Nest is Noisy – Art Project.
Ravens in Winter: Nature Study Activities and Lessons for Teens – Winter Bird ID
Wind in a Letterbox
Birds for Beginners in Southern Africa – Nature Journal Entry
Rainy Day Mum
Coming Home – Needle Felted Robin
Handbook of Nature Study
Backyard Birds Field Guide for Young Naturalist – Backyard Bird Nature Study
The Playful Scholar
Backyard Birds of Winter by Carol Lerner – How to Make Hanging Suet Ornaments
Nests – Nest Weaving