|Describing the toughness of mergansers, the instructor does his best Jon Gruden.|
At our Quack-ology 101 class held recently, we looked at the many species of duck and other duck-like waterfowl that spend their winters in our area.
Like the other "ology 101" classes, we also had themed snacks and other playful activities. For Quack-ology it was a rubber duck race down Toll Creek with each species and gender being represented by a single yellow rubber duck that turned out to be hapless swimmers.
The top four finishers, for those that even bothered to finish, were 1) Pied-billed grebe, 2) Mallard, 3) Green-winged teal, 4) Ruddy duck. All of them female.
The next -ology class is Froggy-ology 101, Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m. To register call 577-4717, ext. 110. Fee: Ijams members $5 and non-members $8.
And thank you Laura for helping as our duck clerk.
- Stephen Lyn Bales
|A man looking for his ducks|
|Waiting for da ducks|
|A man who has found a few of the clueless quackers|
|And the winner|