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.

 

Kelly Brenner
Follow me

Kelly Brenner

Kelly Brenner is a naturalist and writer based in Seattle. She founded and writes The Metropolitan Field Guide, a blog for ideas, thoughts and resources for the design of urban wildlife habitat and has contributed articles to a variety of other websites and publications.

Kelly has a certificate from the University of Washington in non-fiction writing. She continually takes classes and attends talks on various natural history topics. In 2009 she earned a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon.

She's also an avid photographer focusing on the natural world.
Kelly Brenner
Follow me

Commenting area

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

Leave a Reply

You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>