Sadie is obsessed with describing, identifying, and categorizing things in nature. She has been working tirelessly on the leaf book that she made in California and has added many varieties of Texas leaves to her book. She then went through and described each leaf as I wrote down her descriptions next to them. We sought out a book online from the Ft. Worth Public Library and went to a local branch to pick it up so that we could use it to identify these local leaf varieties.
On an icy Texas day, Sadie once again got the bug to bird watch. We suited up and went hunting with the camera. The ambient lighting was poor, the birds in question skittish, and the photographer chilly but we managed to get a few pics to identify what types of birds were crazy enough to be out in this weather.
Sadie sneaks up on a group of birds in the garden to get a closer look.
We uploaded the photos to the laptop when we came indoors and used the zoom function to get a closer look at their coloring. We have an abundance of House Sparrows out today (lingering near the feeder in hopes that we’ll fill it…) and a pair of Mourning Doves.
She is now busying herself with identifying every bird in the book according to sex with her new knowledge of these symbols.