Everyday experiences of nature matter for children
It’s the everyday encounters with nature and especially birds that can shine a light on the wonder of wildlife, writes Esther Woolfson.
Last Friday afternoon, I was walking down Aberdeen’s Union Street. I looked up as I passed one particular shop, as I always do. I like to see how the pigeons who have lived for many years above the dilapidated shop sign, are faring. Instead of noting the usual nesting or feeding activity, there was only an anxious bird flapping against the newly installed barrier of chicken wire preventing it from entering its ancestral home…..