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 founded The Metropolitan Field Guide in 2009 and has contributed articles to aincluding Crosscut, ParentMap and National Wildlife Magazine. She holds a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon and a certificate in non-fiction writing from the University of Washington.

She is currently writing a book about urban nature to be published by Mountaineers Books in 2019.
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  1. Happy Birthday, Amalie! Have a great year 4.

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