A tree had appeared right outside our window.
What was the tree doing there?!
It was the tree that had been in the classroom before the holiday break. Now the decorations had been removed and it was ready to be returned to the natural environment.
Mrs. St. Onge had a plan. With a little help from the kindergarten friends, the tree was going to become a feeder for the winter animals. She prepared cups of lard and had a bag of birdseed.
Everyone needed to dress very warmly before they headed outside to make a natural feast for the birds and squirrels and other winter animals.
Children took turns spreading lard on the branches. Once the lard was spread, birdseed was sprinkled on. Later, the tree stand was removed and the tree was moved to a natural area in the play yard. The trees there have long since lost their leaves. But the pine tree was still green.
It is in the evergreen family of trees.
All the children had a chance to take turns and make this giant feeder!
We will watch each day to see which animals come to visit the tree.
What winter animals do you think will come?