Friday, March 27, 2009

Even an Ostrich Needs a Nest: Where Birds Begin by Irene Kelly

Did you know that after a Gila Woodpecker pecks a hole in a saguaro cactus for her nest, she sometimes takes in roommates--an elf owl and a Western Blind Snake?! Or how about that a tailorbird sews up a leaf with spider silk to create her nest? No? Well, get ready for some real surprises. From super simple to suprisingly complex, bird homes are just about as varied as human homes. Recommended for grades 1-4.
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