The Killdeer Diaries
Sunday, June 4th 2017
Have just returned home to Essex from a long trip. There is a killdeer nesting in the stones on my patio. Because I have a good pair of brand new binoculars, when she is off the nest, I can see that she has four eggs. I try not to disturb her too much. She gets up and moves off when I come out on to the porch, then she sneaks and creeps back in quick little steps interrupted by suspicious halts and backwards jerks of her head. Snookie my dog wants to sit on the porch. I let him because this is his home and he's always been allowed to sit there. The bird will have to habituate to us if this is going to work out for everyone.
Last of The Lilja School Posts
Lost Lucky by Nora, age 8
I picked Lucky because he survived 10 days below zero degrees. He also survived half-buried in snow, so that makes him a tough puppy!
Sahara, by Ari, age 7
Sahara and Alexa are friends. Sahara is a cheetah, Alexa is a dog. They live in a zoo. They play together. They go to school together to teach about protecting cheetahs in the wild. I would think a cheetah would have a friend that is wild, but she became friends with a dog because they spent time going to school together.
Great Beasts by Great Students
Baby Orangutan and Baby Tiger by Emmy, age 8
These animals were best friends. When they were babies they didn’t know they were supposed to be enemies. I chose to paint them because they are super cute.