[Tweeters] Today's hike was sponsored by the letter B

Rob Sandelin nwnature1 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 15:50:38 PDT 2012

Took my Nature Explorer class out to Bob Heirman, 13 kids running amok with
bug nets should have ensured a poor day of observations. But not today.

First B. of the day was a brown bunny, a longhair which somebody probably
dumped at the park.

Next B. was a barn owl which swooped over the road and into the trees along
the dike

Next B. was a banded Forest snail, tucked in a moist corner of a log.

On the river what else would show up? A Beaver. At this point, the kids
were sure today was sponsored by the letter B.

And on the way out, we saw of course, a Bittern.

Go figure. I sneak around in camo for hours on Sunday and see much less than
with a pack of noisy kids waving bug nets. Our target, the Bumble Bee
scarab, was not active today.

Rob Sandelin
Naturalist, Writer, Teacher

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