Monday, May 19, 2014
Make Way for Ducklings...on the playground?
Earlier this spring a mother duck found some bushes where could make a nice nest and lay her eggs. She must not have noticed that it was along the stairs to the playground. Several hundred children walked by the nest each day.
Someone put a temporary orange construction fence between the sidewalk and the nest. That just managed to attract more attention.
I remembered Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey from my own childhood and shared it with my students. Rereading the story reminded me that urban ducks manage their families among noise and chaos. I still worry for her offspring.