365 Nature – Day 77

n 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Each day of the year I will post something here about nature. It may be any format, a photo, video, audio, sketch or entry from my nature journal. It could be a written piece. Each day I will connect to nature in some way and share it here by the end of that day. You can keep up-to-date by subscribing to the RSS feed or be notified by email. See all the 365 Nature posts.


St. Patrick’s Day is more commonly known as another name in our house, Amalie’s birthday. Today is my daughter’s fourth birthday and she wanted to ride her bike at Seward Park. We packed up a lunch with birthday cupcakes and walked to the far northern tip of the park and sat watching the water and having a picnic lunch. We walked back through the center forest of the park after lunch and heard many birds singing including the Bald Eagle. We told her they were telling her happy birthday. We stopped again at the eagle’s nest in the middle of the park but still didn’t see any birds in or around the nest.

Today is our second day in a row without rain, the first time we’ve had such an occurrence since early February. It’s blue and sunny with no interesting clouds at all. It’s also slightly windy and a bit chilly in the wind. Perfect kite weather. Too bad we didn’t even think about taking our kite to the park, maybe tomorrow.

 

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Kelly Brenner is a naturalist, writer and photographer based in Seattle. She is the author of a book about urban nature, coming Spring 2020 from Mountaineers Books. She writes freelance articles about natural history and has bylines in Crosscut, ParentMap, National Wildlife Magazine and others. On the side she writes fiction.

Kelly holds a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon and a certificate in non-fiction writing from the University of Washington.

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  1. Happy Birthday, Amalie! Have a great year 4.

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