02 August 2008

Kids Losing Touch with Nature

Article in the UK Independent:

Half of youngsters aged nine to 11 were unable to identify a daddy-long-legs, oak tree, blue tit or bluebell, in the poll by BBC Wildlife Magazine. The study also found that playing in the countryside was children's least popular way of spending their spare time, and that they would rather see friends or play on their computer than go for a walk or play outdoors.

But what is a blue tit anyway?

1 comment:

5chw4r7z said...

I remember when I was younger and we'd go for hikes, I would point to a tree and ask my baby brother what kind of tree it was, "a big one" he'd say. And we'd laugh and walk some more and do it again.
That never got old.