Each spring, Friends School of Minnesota’s middle school science teacher Steve Moe gets up at the crack of dawn to take middle schoolers on a series of optional birdwatching outings before school. Early risers this Monday were rewarded with a glorious morning in the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge at Old Cedar Avenue Bridge. They saw more than just birds!
“We saw orioles, coots, an eagle, red-winged blackbirds, and ducks and geese. And we saw a beaver! We were on a bridge, and heard a splash, and then saw the beaver’s head above the water, looking back at us.” – Lia, 6th grader
“The Northern Orioles were really bright and pretty! It was hard to get up at 5:45 a.m. but it was really fun.” – Rajni, 6th grader
The last birdwatching outing of the school year will be June 3. Sign-up with Steve.
Thank you to FSMN parent Carl Stover for accompanying and taking these beautiful photos!