What's in our neighborhood?

How would you describe your neighborhood to someone who has never visited? Brainstorm about 10 phrases to describe your habitat, such as lots of trees, some tall buildings, many trees, blacktop everywhere, etc.
1. lots of houses that are close together
2. trees are planted on the grounds of the school and homes - deciduous and evergreen
3.Our school grounds have a blacktop, grassy field, and a playground with mulch
4.We have some small hills on our school ground
5.Around our school is a parking lot
6.Different birds such as hawks, robins, cardinals, blue jays, fiches, owls,
7.We have a busy road behind our school yard fence
8. Close by are fast food places, shops, gas stations, buildings, apartments/townhomes/duplexes
9.In the front of our school we have plants like lillies, hostas, tulips, irises, bushes, weeds, etc. that bloom in the spring. We have spring, summer, fall winter.
10. Construction is going on by some students homes.
11. We have people that walk in the neighborhood on the sidewalks. Our neighborhood is quiet, nice, and peaceful.
12. We have schools nearby.
13. We have a flagpole in the front of our building and a fence that goes around our building.
14. Suburban area/small city

Write an overall description of your habitat, including a photos if you can.

We have mature trees. One tree is right out side our class room window. In this tree we have a red headed woodpecker that comes to visit. We have a tree in our playground that is home to an owl at times, sometime a hawk comes. A couple hawks come to the top of our roof. We have seen snakes, squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, many insects are around our school, spiders. In the spring we get a variety of birds when the feeders are out. Pijons and crows are also around.

What features make our neighborhood a suitable place for birds?

Think about the availability of food, water and shelter.
Food - seed, honey suckle, trash is eaten by some animals, bugs are eaten by some animals, leftover food from children is eaten by animals, walnuts and acorns are eaten, worms, grass is eaten by animals, leaves
water - bird bathes are located in our neighborhood, lakes are located at neighborhood parks, puddles and our field floods when it rains
Shelter - trees, bushes, the school building's overhang, snakes live by the hill, the building's roof, some animals live underground, bird houses are located in our neighborhood, playground

What birds do you regularly see on your bird counts?

You may want to record data from your "Count Birds for Science" lesson.