From Xplor for Kids
January 2016 Issue

Feathered Feeding Frenzy

Publish Date

Jan 01, 2016

Nothing brightens a gray winter day faster than watching a flock of colorful birds gobble seeds at a bird feeder. Providing a feast for your feathered friends is as easy as scattering birdseed on the ground around your house. If you want something a little fancier, you can buy a feeder or make one yourself (see Page 11). Place the feeder near a window, preferably close to bushes or trees so birds have a place to escape to if the neighborhood cat comes prowling. Once the table is set, grab a pair of binoculars and sit where you can watch the feathered feeding frenzy.

Also in this issue

Get Out

Don't miss the chance to discover nature at these fun events.

Into The Wild: Snowy Trail

Don’t stay inside when the snow gets to blowing. Head into the wild to see nature coming and going. (Just don’t forget to bundle up!)

Red's Winter Hunt

Out from his den, a red fox blinks, adjusting to the morning light. He’s up early, hoping to fill his growling tummy.

Strange But True!

Your guide to all the unusual, unique, and unbelievable stuff that goes on in nature.

How To: Build a Wren House

Wrens are divas of the bird world — though small, they have oversized attitudes and sing loud, cheerful songs. Build a wren house this winter so you’ll be ready for the show when spring arrives.

This Issue's Staff:

Brett Dufur
Les Fortenberry
Karen Hudson
Regina Knauer
Angie Daly Morfeld
Noppadol Paothong
Marci Porter
Mark Raithel
Laura Scheuler
Matt Seek
David Stonner
Nichole LeClair Terrill
Stephanie Thurber
Cliff White

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