While at Wolf Ridge my kids had the chance to observe - and participate in - a morning of bird banding.
They are both a little bird-crazy this year, after setting up our first successful feeding station in our front yard. A new feeder (and some houses) are being constructed this season in our garage, and field guides are often pulled out to identify our friends on the feeders.
I believe so strongly that learning happens when we are awake and alive and dialed in to what we're seeing.
This was one of those moments.
From the vibrations of the chickadee's heartbeat to the crimp of the pliers, I expect they'll remember what they learned this morning for a long time.