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. we see houses
2. lots of grass around the school
3. near a road with road signs
4. playground surrounded by a fence
5. lots of trees
6. grassy fields with different plants
7. mature, flowering trees
8. very few sidewalks
9. about one quarter of the playground is blacktop
10. 1 or 2 story buildings

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

Our school is a great habitat for birds because we have all the things a bird needs to live. The air is clean. The environment is free from trash. We have an even amount of open spaces and protected areas.

What features make our neighborhood a suitable place for birds?

  • We have a lot of sticks, twigs, and leaves for the birds to build a nest for their eggs.
  • We have a lot of trees to nest in.
  • We have a lot of food for the birds, like berries and worms.
  • We have water nearby (and at the school when it rains) for them to bathe in and drink.
  • We have a lot of safe space for them to fly and move around.
  • We don't have many predators at our school.

What birds do you regularly see on your bird counts?

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