We were able to talk about migration patterns of Osprey today. We began reading a book called Belle’s Journey.
Belle is an Osprey that was born in Martha’s Vineyard. The students received a Massachusetts Brag Tag.
The book was about an Osprey born in Massachusetts and her journey to Brazil. The students learned about her time in Cuba and the importance of Cuba for migratory birds. It was fun for the students to talk about Osprey because we have so many in Valley County.
Way back in 2013, while waiting for a young Osprey to reappear at its nest, a friend suggested that I write a book about my favorite Osprey. It didn’t take long for the seed of an idea to germinate, and about 5 months later, more or less to my own surprise, I had written a book.
Belle’s Journey tells the tale of a young Osprey I tagged at her nest on Martha’s Vineyard in 2013. The travels of “Story Belle” to Brazil and back is a composite of four different young Ospreys from Martha’s Vineyard , but most of the story is based on “Real Belle,” and everything that happens in the book happened to one of our satellite-tagged birds. http://ospreytrax.com/
Here are some Idaho links for Osprey
The students learned the importance of Cuba on the migratory path of birds.
Cuba is a half way point and often a resting place for migratory birds from the North and then again upon their return.
Passport Stamps: Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Bahamas, Brazil
If you finish the book you can ask Miss Sherry or Ms. Sam for all 5 stamps.
Miss Sherry read The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano