Where do you store your winter food supply ?

Where do you store your winter food supply ?

LabofOrnithology

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • One of the most interesting birds that I have every photographed is Acorn Woodpecker
  • I found a population of woodpeckers in a Suburban Park, in Southern California
  • Thousands and thousands of holes in it
  • They are among the busiest birds
  • This is where they store their winter food supply
  • It’s a tree that has been used over the generations, multi generations
  • We don’t drill them all at once
  • Each winter they drill a few more
  • And add some more acorns to them
  • That makes Acorn Woodpeckers pretty special in the bird world
  • They’ve got glossy blue-black back
  • They’ve got red and pale yellow and black markings around their heads and faces
  • Their eyes really stand out
  • You can tell the males from the females
  • They’re highly social birds
  • They live in social groups year round, up to a dozen individuals or more
  • Dramatic and very wonderful wing-spread display
  • I really like to go watch them and photograph them
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Route 16

Route 16

[Destination British Columbia]

Riding Mount Robson to Prince Rupert with motorcycle enthusiast Theo Birkner.

Vocabulary chunks from the video :

• Boil it down to the essence
• A motorcyclist
• Ride a motorbike
• An avenue to fun and adventure
• I love to get out on adventures
• It slices through VC from east to west
• A cultural engagement
• Absolutely in love with the mountains
• Coastal mountainous terrain
• The communities you ride through
• All types of people
• Nice engaging proud members of their community
• You’re friends for life
• That is priceless

Connect with people you love

Connect with people you love

[Green Renaissance]

“You can find rhythm everywhere. Pulse and cycles and nature and moon phases. It has a rhythm.” – Ronan Skillen

Ronan is a talented musician, who finds his inspiration, his balance and his connection, through spending time in nature. It’s where he re-tunes his body, mind and soul.

“Music isn’t simply a sound produced with instruments – it’s everywhere, permeating our environment, and it shares a common thread with nature, especially rhythm. Rhythm is what fascinates me most”

Connect with Ronan HERE

Visit Green Renaissance HERE

Vocabulary in chunks to learn from the video :
• You can find rhythm everywhere
• Nature and Moon phases
• It’s not like a thing that you can see or touch
• It’s a thing that you can either feel and hear
• A musician
• Loud environments
• Getting away from the city
• Finding a re-tuning a rebalancing of sorts
• Nature does that
• Rooted, balanced, connected
• The capacity to be more connected than ever before
• We are less in touch with each other than ever before
• It’s a paradox
• Social media
• It’s not a real interaction on a human level
• A constant challenge
• Spend less time on your phone
• That’s really it

Listen #3

Listen #3

Bernie Krause

Ecologist and musician Bernie Krause has made it his life’s work to record the planet’s vanishing soundscapes. Here’s why we need to tune into the environment. Read more HERE

Without sound…there would be no music, no legend, no voice to stir the soul, evoke the memory, or transport the spirit! From the songs of humpback whales and the screams of Rwanda’s mountain gorillas to the groan of shifting Arctic glaciers or the rumble of an approaching storm, Wild Sanctuary albums, installations, and recognized authority in the field of natural sounds is authentic, adventurous, and inspiring. Within a changing world, what you listen to matters!

Visit Wild Sanctuary HERE

The Birds of Paradise

The Birds of Paradise

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • They transform themselves into something that you’ve never seen before
  • They are unlike any creatures on earth
  • Most outstanding phenomena ever witnessed
  • Evolutionary Biologist
  • Wildlife photographer
  • 39 Species of these miraculous birds
  • In an attempt to comprehend their secrets
  • How did that come to be
  • Exceptional Beauty
  • One of nature’s most extraordinary hidden wonders

Some interesting facts :

Males use their voices to broadcast their location and entice distant females to come and look. When females approach, males turn on the visuals, which often come with their own more intimate sounds.

A map of New Guinea

New Guinea

Explore more @ Birds of Paradise Project 

Free lesson plans can be found HERE

Free Webinars can be found HERE 

Listen #3 – The last song

Listen #3 – The last song

Hashem Al-ghaili

The last of the Hawaiian ‘oos’ this small bird is now presumed to be Extinct following no further sightings since 1985 READ MORE

Learn more HERE

FREE Education resources for teachers HERE