Natural History

Week 2: The Song of Nature, theme 1: ORGANISMS
Week 3: The Song of Nature, theme 1: ORGANISMS
Week 4: The Song of Nature, theme 1: ORGANISMS
Week 6: The Song of Nature, theme 2: STORIES
Week 7: The Song of Nature, theme 2: STORIES
Week 8: The Song of Nature, theme 2: STORIES
Week 9: Interlude - To Experience Nature
Week 10: The Song of Nature, theme 3: ENVIRONMENT
Week 11: The Song of Nature, theme 3: ENVIRONMENTS
Week 12: The Song of Nature, theme 3: ENVIRONMENTS
Appendix #1 - Natural History Books
Appendix #2 - Index of Nature Poems
Appendix #3 - Selected Outlines of Living Things

Day 2: Birds

Words

Introduce yourself to your bird identification tools, both the visual and song field guides, and the Merlin app from Cornell. Learn some of the major groups of birds and their distinguishing features.

 

Today we’ll spend time on a couple of audio nature programs focusing on a couple of iconic kinds of birds. 

Audio: “Chicken (BBC Natural Histories)” (27:55)

Audio: “Nick Davies on Cuckoos (BBC Life Scientific)” (35:32)

 

Works

Needless to say, this would be a good day to look for feathered friends. Birds are among the most easily spotted and heard vertebrates. No wonder they are a favorite among naturalists.