You know when I started this nature themed ABC book I thought that the hardest letters would be letters like Q or Z. I never dreamed that a really hard letter might be N!
Think about it, how many words that relate to nature can you think of that begin with the letter N? Hard isn’t it?
Well, I thought and thought and thought some more and I did come up with one, and it was right on my backyard deck at the bird feeder. It was of course, a nuthatch.I quickly pencil sketched this little guy while he was crawling down a tree in a dizzying manner. While researching nuthatches I discovered that they are one of the only species of bird that creep down trees! Very acrobatic of you ask me!!
Nuthatches get their name because they grab nuts and seeds, take them to a tree, wedge them under some bark and whack at it with their beaks, in effect hatching the nut. So…N in my view is for nuthatch. How many natural items can you come up with for the letter N?