Magpies are fascinating birds, — so interesting that we are featuring them in our August Activity Calendar
! These black, white, blue and green birds with long tails are known for caching food they collect and for building large nests. They are also one of the few birds that locates food through their sense of smell! For many years, tales have been told of magpies stealing shiny objects, like jewelry and coins to adorn their nests (recent research suggests that these birds are much more interested in food than shiny objects). In this activity, kids take on the perspective of a magpie and search their outdoor space for treasures a magpie would use for food, nesting materials and more!
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