|The classroom portion of the merit badge.|
As part of the requirement for the merit badge, the group must see and identify 20 species of birds. This sounds quite simple but becomes more difficult when you have 20 kids trying to see each one, not to mention the constant snow. We walked around Camp Belzer, a Boy Scout Camp on the Northeast side of Indianapolis, and by the end we were a little worried we weren't going to reach 20 species. We eventually added a Tufted Titmouse for 19 before deciding to leave and head back to the classroom. As we were parking a few people noticed a couple sparrows; Song Sparrows, our 20th species!
|Song sparrow-our 20th species to complete the merit badge|