The past week the temperatures emerged from below zero and today it soared up to fifty degrees. It has been a lovely break from winter and a nice head start on melting away the snow. Since it was so lovely, we figured the wildlife would be enjoying the spring-like weather as well, and we headed out to the Outdoor Campus to watch and draw some birds visiting their feeders. As we expected, there was a huge number of birds fluttering around the feeders, including sparrows, chickadees, white breasted nuthatches, downy and hairy woodpeckers, mallards, and even a cardinal! Everyone had fun drawing the birds, though they were frustrated that they wouldn’t stand still, and I got in a few good pictures.