Helping the Scouts
Educating the public, especially young people, is an integral part of the mission of Tri County Wildlife Care. We make presentations locally to thousands of young people informing them about the value of wildlife. But our reach is more than local.
Through our website, a Boy Scout Troop in Michigan has used our Living Wildlife Friendly section to compile birding guides and activities for parents to use in helping their Boy Scouts earn the Bird Study Merit Badge.
One of the scouts, Sean at the Michigan Crossroads Council of the BSA, found this web page - https://www.austinrealestate.com/fun-facts-about-hummingbirds-in-texas.php - of fascinating facts on hummingbirds. Four hummingbirds we see here in California are mentioned: Anna's are here year-round, Rufous who migrate through early spring and early fall, and black-chinned, and the littlest one, the Calliope.
Thank you to this Boy Scout Troop, Jackie, their assistant troop leader, and the parents for spending time with the boy scouts learning about the birds we share the world with.
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