THIS IS SO EXCITING!!!! Whilst sharing a crow related animation video, I came across a brilliant and creative art project: The Bird Wall: A Ceramic Aviary, hatched up as a final semester project by three architecture students (Kevin, Lawrence and Alex) at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. The assignment was to design a performative skin system12) . They decided to make a bird wall, a ceramic aviary. Ingenious, right? The plan was to make a wall out of ceramic tiles (which they refer to as modules) that serve as bird houses, bird baths, perches and feeding spots for the local birds. From concept to actualization, these three smart birds created a ceramic aviary with their own hands and minds and a [&hellip

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  The International Migratory Bird Day is on May 12th this year. I won’t try to paraphrase or rewrite something to explain what this day is all about. I will just let you read from their website,1 What is International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD)? IMBD celebrates and brings attention to one of the most important and spectacular events in the Americas – bird migration.  Bird Day is celebrated in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.   When is International Migratory Bird Day?? IMBD officially takes place on the second Saturday in May in the U.S. and Canada and in October in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean each year. But we recognize that this date doesn’t work [&hellip

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Many a bird day, but today, May 4th, is the original and first national holiday to celebrate birds. May 4th is Bird Day! According to the U.S. Library of Congress, Bird Day began on May 4th, 1894. The superintendent of schools in Oil City, Pennsylvania, Charles Babcock came up with the idea to “encourage conservation training and awareness of birds for all.” This should NOT be confused with National Bird Day celebrated on January 5th every year.  Nor is it the International Migratory Bird Day which is celebrated on the second Saturday of May every year…which happens to be May 12th this year. So. Today, take the initiative to learn about a new bird, read about it online, find one in your neighborhood, go bird [&hellip

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Owl Clocks belled twelve. Main street showed otherwise Than its suburb of woods : nimbus— Lit, but unpeopled, held its windows Of wedding pastries, Diamond rings, potted roses, fox-skins Ruddy on the wax mannequins In a glassed tableau of affluence. From deep-sunk basements What moved the pale, raptorial owl Then, to squall above the level Of streetlights and wires, its wall to wall Wingspread in control Of the ferrying currents, belly Dense-feathered, fearfully soft to Look upon? Rats’ teeth gut the city Shaken by owl cry.   Written by Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)

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