By Sandy Beck
On the last day of school, I asked second-grader Jackson how he was going to spend his summer.
“Well, the first thing I’m going to do is lie on my back and watch the clouds," he said.
Jackson is on a soccer team and does other “regular” kid stuff, but his wise mom makes sure he also has something special: free time and a blank notebook. He carries it around in a little bag with a bird field guide and pencils. He draws and writes about the birds he sees, and then looks them up in his bird book.
Jackson told me that a bird we saw was an eastern phoebe... Read more