Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wildlife Wednesday: Curious Sparrow and a Fun Video on Classification


Hi there and welcome to my corner of the web today!

I am happy to link this afternoon with

We do a lot of deck schooling
 once the weather is tolerable enough to venture outside for any length...

This afternoon while delving into repeated multiple digit multiplication examples
 with my ten year old,
our quiet yard, 
save for sqauwking and whistling sparrows, 
was visited by a sweet little fella, only a dozen or so feet away:


In particular, he was interested in the tree house my little guy 
recently made with my hubby:



Now, we couldn't get too close without potentially startling him,
 so here's what he looks like up close, courtesy of Encyclopedia Britannica.

                                                             tree sparrow [Credit: Mike Wilkes/Nature Picture Library]

Here's a little info and in perfect time
 for our ongoing Science lesson on taxonomy:

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Passeridae


For a light hearted, yet comprehensive intro to Linnaeus's Taxonomy
 for younger kids,
you might like to watch this video:





Thank you, friends,  for stopping over  and have a wonderful  day!


Until next time,

~Chris




6 comments:

  1. What a great lesson. Happy Word Wednesday.

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    1. Thank you, Veronica, for stopping in and for leaving a lovely comment!

      God bless...

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  2. We have been enjoying all the birds here too! Thanks for sharing
    Jen
    Through my creative mind

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    1. Thank you, Jen, for stopping in!:)
      Have a lovely day!

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  3. great post! pinned it to the group board for Wildlife Wednesday - did you enter the giveaway for the Ecology Book? it's up now :)

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    1. Kelli,
      How nice of you! Thank you for pinning and for the kind words. I will head to your blog now to look into the giveaway...thanks for the reminder!

      have a lovely day!

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