Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Robin - Herald of Spring

Now is the time that we begin seeing flocks of Robins in this area. It is quite common to see groups of more than 100 on the ground, or flocking around holly trees. The science behind this event is fascinating. There is a close relationship between the robin, earthworm and average temperatures which can be explored by exercising scientific observation and analysis. Students who are interested in this science project should check out Journey North which explores this relationship in greater detail.