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Look for Penguins!
I hope some of you out there have planted a tree. As I write this I am still waiting for mine to arrive.
I would love to hear from any of you who actually did plant one if you would leave me some feedback.
I discovered a way to occupy time, discover some cool looking birds, and help scientists.
Scientists are constantly looking for penguins and the penguins don't cooperate. They move around, appear, disappear but using remote cameras there are lots and lots of pictures. So many that scientists can't keep up. SO they came up with a way for the public to help! At Penguin Watch, you take a few minutes to read some instructions and then off you go looking for penguins!
The app shows you a picture of Antarctica. Some have penguins in them, some don't. Of the first four pictures I looked at, two were empty of any life and two had lots and lots of penguins to count.
As you look over the picture you click the box on the right that matches the penguin you are going to count (Adult, Chick, or Egg) and then click on the penguin! The site also asks that you count any other animals in the picture using the 'other' button. As you click the app keeps count.
In order to count as many penguins as you can, there is a zoom feature that lets you get in real close so you can count exactly how many are in the picture.
If this sounds like fun, click on Penguin Watch and you can be counting in less than five minutes and helping save the Penguins while you are at it!
After counting penguins, and you are ready to relax, I hope you will consider buying my picture book Little Tree's Big Dream which can be found in paperback, hard cover, or ebook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Friesen Press also available at Apple Books and Google Play.