Third and fourth grade students from the Challenge Program at Field-Stevenson and Grant-White enjoyed exploring nature through bird watching in River Forest.  On Monday, April 13th, Trailside naturalist, Irene Flebbe, helped students discover local wildlife, birds & habitats on a guided hike through the Forest Preserve.  Students were lucky to discover many species including: yellow bellied sapsucker, grebe, red tailed hawk, butterbutt (aka yellow-rumped warbler), white-breasted nuthatch, chickadee, red-bellied woodpecker, and many more.  The trip also allowed the students to contribute local biodiversity data to scientists.  Fourth graders mapped the area and documented the species using citizen science tools such as eBird and Yardmap.