Friday, June 19, 2009

Looking at nature

Great project starting for kids young and old, the New Zealand Garden Bird Survey. Check out Landcare Research's website and use the keyword "bird survey". The survey runs from 27/6 through to 5/7 this year. There's a number of resources available from the website (the poster on the left is available there for example).

Whilst thinking of matters natural you might like to learn a bit more about Monarch butterflies. Apparently, these butterflies used to head for Butterfly Bay in Northland - where else you might ask! Numbers have fallen significantly and there's a lack if understanding of butterfly numbers and distribution. Follow the link to learn more and update the Monarch butterfly website with sightings. Again, a great activity to do with your kids.

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