What bird could it be?
When we walked through "Pinecone World" the children wanted to see if the hedgehog was still there under the pine needles. We carefully moved the pine needles with a small stick to search for it where we had buried it. We couldn't find it until someone shouted, "I can see bones."
Looking closely at them and after some discussion, we decided that they must have been from the hedgehog. We saw jaw bones with what looked like teeth sticking up from them.
Wade said, "The bones were just left, the rest of the hedgehog in the dirt. The bones were from his mouth. I see teeth."
When we were walking towards the climbing trees we discovered a baby bird laying on the path. It was dead and we decided that it must have fallen out of a tree because it was too little to fly.
"We found a baby bird by the troll bridge. It died cos it had fallen out from a nest. We dig a hole and bury it cos was feeling sick and died so that why we buried it cos we love it."
"We found a baby bird in the middle of the path. It had fallen out of the nest. It couldn't fly yet, the wings had some feathers. I think it was a Thrush or a Starling. We buried it on the edge of the path so no dogs will eat it. We put a stick standing up by the baby bird where we buried it."
"We found a baby bird up the path. It was dead. It falled off its nest. I couldn't fly cos its not ready. We buried it cos it was dead."
By burying the baby bird we were learning about empathy and respect towards animals, even in death. The baby bird was safe from anymore harm.