As some of you may have already noticed, I added a fantastic new blog to the blogroll called Archimedes Notebook. If you haven’t gone to visit, you should. Recent posts include such fun projects as “How much does a snowflake weigh?” and “Freeze a bubble.” You almost might enjoy the list of things to do in winter.
The greatest treasure is, however, the fabulous list of links to places where you can do real science. There are many more places to do citizen science than I realized. So many opportunities, so little time.
Just a reminder: one opportunity that is coming up fast is the Great Backyard Bird Count. Go check out the website now, get the instructions and then the counts are to be made February 18 -21, 2011. We participated last year and had a wonderful experience. This year my son has been trying out various “blinds” so as to get closer and not disturb the birds (and to keep the cats from “helping.”) We’d love to hear from you if you decide to give it a try.
No blind needed to get a close-up of this coot (Photo by ds.)
We have participated in the GBBC and look forward to it this year. I worry that our new home will not be as prolific as our previous home.
I hope you have a good turn out. Do you have a feeder?
The birds coming to our yard our very different than the ones we had last year, although one of the feeders is just the same.