Nine young birders attended the July club meeting today. We planned lots of field trips for this fall, so be sure to look for an email soon with important details so we can finalize the trips. Mary Mapel led a bird trivia game, in which we split into three teams and competed to identify models of bird skulls, feathers, feet and eggs. Trying to identify birds from parts that we don’t usually pay much attention to was both fun challenging, and I think we all gained a greater appreciation of the importance of these lesser known field marks. After the meeting, we held the traditional ten-minute challenge; two teams competed to find the most bird species in ten minutes at Ivy Creek Natural Area.
By Ezra Staengl