31.01.2017. Feast of Goodness. Easy frost but the sun is bright, and most importantly laughter, smiles and joy of children warmed the Garden over the weekend. And the garden was filled with the aroma of hot Russian samovar and tea scented with thyme, twitter perky tits and nuthatches. The garden was filled with the Good. Together with guests Garden met and celebrated already traditional family festival "Bird canteen".
This event, which is expected and which are prepared. Garden ready for it and ready for it, our guests. Teacher of Biology and Chemistry Pushkin School Kalinin district Tatiana Ilyashenko, said that the winter festival in the garden of her schoolchildren approached seriously: reading books about birds, study their tastes and habits. And schoolchildren do "dining room" for the birds :)). Materials for a variety of bird feeders: branches, boards, plastic bottles, plywood, tea utensils and even foam. After all, children are not only themselves but also their school on the bird feeders competition. The guys from the Pushkin School, one might say, has already experienced the contestants! :)). The boys of this school are 4 years ago won the competition bird feeders in the garden. Now, these guys already left school and departed, and their feeder still in the Garden, and every winter it becomes a wonderful "dining room" for the birds!
Feast of "Bird canteen" in the Garden for many children is very important and significant event in the winter. With festival everyone wants to leave a winner and producer of the best bird feeders. But make bird feeder this is no small matter, as many think. As home to people - bird feeders should be done properly and have some special atmosphere. The birds themselves will appreciate very quickly as people's homes are distinguished by the degree of hospitality, and bird feeders too. On one is always a lot of guests, and the other much less loved by birds. On the Feast in the garden this year was more than 100 bird feeders. One can only wonder how much excitement and fiction from the contestants. Ships and planes, high-rise skyscrapers, chests and sledges. All this splendor children do their own hands, well, or with a little help from adults.
The criteria for the competition in the Garden bird feeders although democratic, but they are certainly there. The main feeder should be made their own hands, to be beautiful, original, made of recycled materials, funny, fun, but also, and most importantly - convenient and safe for the birds! Although this was taken into account in determining the winners, we must recognize that each contest participant bird feeders certainly deserves the victory. After all, children and adults have made the most important thing - they regretted and supported wintering birds. After all, so many of our - these cute, but these fragile birds neighbors die of hunger and cold in the winter - the lack of food reduces the ability of birds to fight the frost.
And guests at the Feast of Garden played, drank tea from a samovar, walked and took pictures and, of course, fed birds. One of the main cognitive parts of our festival was a lecture by an employee of the Garden, our head of the department of ecological education and wonderful ornithologist - Olga Bahtilovа. Guests of the Garden a lot learned about winter bird life, saw the feathered friends, which they were told, and even learned to recognize their voice, and footprints in the snow.
Many more winter days ahead, but the guests left the Garden Festival is not only a lot of bird feeders, but also a lot of food for birds. And we believe that they are still left in the Garden of part of his good heart, and took away a piece of the soul of the Garden. Let it be so. After all, the Garden is the greatest joy - to meet at the good, the generous soul of the people and give them a celebration of life!