The summer span of school-free days from late June to early September always seemed to me to be an experience all United States students held in common.  Thus, I was surprised and a little saddened to learn from my Kentucky family that kids in the Bluegrass State go back to school next week. No kid should be stuck in school in early August! Then again, my position is based on my personal experience and preferences. Maybe Kentucky has it right. When do kids get a break from school in your part of the world?

I’ll be driving from one Great Lake to another this weekend and will have to settle for highway birds. Corey will be in Queens, probably tracking rarities in real time at the East Pond of Jamaica Bay. How about you? Where will you be this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.

Whatever your plans this weekend, make time to enjoy SkyWatch Friday. Also be sure to come back Monday to share your best bird of the weekend!

Sunsets over Lake Michigan are phenomenal!

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.