Find out what birds leave behind with the Egg-sploration Bird-Watching Project.
What You'll Need:
- Adult help
- Work gloves
With adult help, use a stepladder to reach abandoned nests. Be sure to wear gloves to protect your hands from bacteria and tiny insect pests.
What do you find inside the nest? Are there tiny eggshell fragments? Whole eggs that didn't successfully hatch? What story do these eggshells tell? How do different eggshell colors differ from nest to nest? You never know what fun facts you'll hatch next.
When you are finished looking at the nests, leave everything where it was. Be sure to wash your hands with antibacterial soap as soon as you finish this activity.
Discover how much bird feathers can tell you with the next fun bird-watching project.