The book to go along with this has been Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. This is Rebecca's absolute favorite book right now and she reads it repeatedly to her little stuffed bear.
To accompany this theme we have also filled up our two bird feeders with a lovely mix of bird favorites. Here are some bird seed notes:
Blue Jay loves peanuts and striped sunflower seeds
Cardinal loves sunflower and safflower seeds
Chickadee/Nuthatch loves peanuts and striped sunflower seeds
Brown-headed Cowbird loves finely cracked corn and white millet
Grosbeak loves sunflower seeds
Common Grackle loves sunflower seeds and finely cracked corn
American Goldfinch loves sunflower seeds, golden millet, and thistle seeds
House Finch loves sunflower seeds, white millet, and thistle seeds
House Sparrow loves sunflower seeds and millet
Mourning Dove loves finely cracked corn, millet, thistle and safflower seeds
Purple Finch loves sunflower and thistle seeds
Junco loves sunflower seeds, finely cracked corn, white millet and thistle seeds
Song Sparrow loves sunflower seeds and white millet
Tufted Titmouse loves sunflower seeds and peanuts
White-crowned Sparrow loves sunflower seeds, white millet, and peanuts
White-throated Sparrow loves everything!
Woodpecker loves sunflower seeds
I hope soon to get a birdbath since birds are more attracted to feeding areas where there is water.
The Burpee catalogue came today so the children have been looking at the beautiful colorful pictures of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs. I personally would like to get some organic seeds for our garden -- gotta request a catalogue from Seeds of Change.