One fun weekend project you could have with your young family members – if you are in the Reno/Sparks, NV area – is to make a bird house from an ‘easy’ (or a ‘more complex’) bird house kit available for purchase at Rail City Garden Center at 1720 Brierley Way in Sparks. They also had a blog post on building bird houses. Here is some on-line help from Birdwatching-Bliss and kits from Bird Watching Now.
Grandpa Ron and I have to laugh at this Heron who visits this boat more often than the real owner does. Here is his normal stakeout spot in the marina. Then I took a closer and closer photo. It is not like I have to be quick about it! He stays there for hours! We think he’s a Great Blue Heron. Can anyone confirm or correct us?