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National Bird Day
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National Bird Day
I love most animals, but birds are loud, tiny, vicious dinosaurs, and I don’t trust them! Those twitchy, blood-lust stares. That 4 AM chirping! You know they’d pop your eyeballs and peck at your entrails if given half a chance.
HOWEVER, I guess we need them for like, the planet to survive or something? Also some of them are cute and respond to scritches. And one of my favorite things to do is hang out with those industrial-sized canary cages at chain pet stores to watch the bird politics. There’s always an outcast, a pair of buddies grooming each other, and a bossy bird! RIVETING DRAMA!!!
Anyway, we need to protect birds, even the ones who would murder our eyeballs and eat us if only they had biceps and thumbs.
When is it?
- May 4th
Parenting is Praxis
Read Spring After Spring.
- Discuss: What natural resources do we share with birds?
Read Sparrow Girl.
- Discuss: How do humans rely on birds to survive?
- How did they make the garden bird-friendly?
- If you have a garden or personal yard, one-day project can you start to make it a safe space for birds?
- If you don’t have control over an outside space, who can you talk to about your local school, store owner, or park to create a pocket haven for birds?