Kids are really enjoying studying our backyard critters and habitat. We went to our local feed store and bought lots and lots of bird seeds and squirrel food. We are using a great book, "The Natural History of New York" (Freemand and Nasuti) to identify our visitors. The goal the kids have set for themselves are to eventually be able to hand feed our local backyard birds. In the meantime, photos were about as close as they could get.
One of the perks of homeschooling is that the kids get to stay home and bond with their pets during the daytime hours. We always enjoy watching these two best buddies pal around during playtime outside. Gem, our cat, and Angel, our golden, adore each other.