The Great Backyard Bird Count begins today.
It's one of my favorite weekends. In part because it can involve the whole family in the outdoors, and you can make it as short or long as you want, and do it anywhere.
I grabbed the photo of the woodpecker above near our suet feeder while the kids played in the backyard a few years ago.
The GBBC, which runs through Monday, is something I highly recommend for teachers.
Details are at www.birdsource.org/gbbc/