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Other Nestbox residents:

spaceTree Swallows

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new Bluebirds Project - Life Cycles

Nature is full of cycles. The sun rises, crosses the sky, and sets each day. The water cycle is critical to survival for all living things. Your school day is a cycle, too. You arrive, study some subjects, have lunch, study some more stuff, and finally head home. Your school day cycle can be interrupted by events like: holidays, weather, and illness. Natural cycles are impacted by events, as well.

Although all the kids at school behave in the same general cycle, there are differences. For some students the school day begins with Language Arts. Others begin their day with Science or Mathematics.

1. Use a table to compare the life cycle of the bluebirds with an amphibian species.

Bluebird - Eastern, Mountain, Western Amphibian -

2. How are the life cycles similar?


3. How are the life cycles different?


4. Weather can impact the cycle of a school day. The day could be cancelled, or start later. You could even be dismissed early, cutting the day short.

Name 4 ways weather could impact the life cycle of a bluebird.


How do birds change their behavior to cope with the weather?


5. What actions by people can negatively impact the life cycle of bluebirds?


6. What actions can people take that have a positive impact on bluebirds?


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"Bluebirds were in deep trouble in the mid 1900s, just before America's environmental
awaking in the '60s. Just about everything seemed to be working against this handsome,
and extremely popular songbird. But the situation started to improve for bluebirds in the 1960s
and '70s as more and more Americans rallied to help by placing nest boxes in their backyards
and creating bluebird nest box trails." Dan Brauning, Wildlife Biologist


BirdSleuth: Investigating Evidence - free materials from Cornell University

Fields, Meadows & Fencerows EcoStudy Unit

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