Under a shining sun, families enjoyed delightfully creative activities on Sunday, April 14 to welcome back redwing blackbirds. Children and parents wore capes, applied temporary tattoos, played a redwing blackbird memory game, went on a StoryWalk, and learned about the songs of various common birds with the help of puppets and real bird calls recorded through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The Harvard Museum of Natural History provided specimens of male and female redwing blackbirds so everyone could see these beautiful but elusive birds up close.
Co-sponsored for the first time by the Cambridge Science Festival, the event drew more than 150 children and adults to the Arboretum landscape on a beautiful spring day. Welcome Back Redwing Blackbirds has been so well received that we look forward to making this an annual event!
Share nature and the wonder of discovery with us at the Arboretum. Please join us next month for Flower Power! on May 19.