The concept of spring as a time of rebirth resonates with all of us. Who can deny the joyous thrill of watching blossoms emerge where once was snow? This coming weekend represents a sacred, symbolic celebration of renewal. Whatever your philosophy is, whether you observe Easter or revere Eostre or Ostara or simply the sheer, improbable beauty of life in this universe, be sure to get outside and experience it firsthand!

I believe the weather will cooperate with my annual tradition of taking my children on an Easter morning hike; whether my kids cooperate or not remains to be seen! But Corey and I will be looking at birds. 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!

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.