Pictured are Alex Hebeisen (left) and Brandon Jackson (right)
Wild Delight® proudly introduces to you two extraordinary kids, Brandon Jackson and Alex Hebeisen, who are making a difference! To recognize them, we will be featuring The Weekly Wing, a newsletter they produce about birds.
Brandon and Alex, both 11 years of age and from Plymouth, MN, are doing their part to spread the word about backyard birds. Brandon, the creator and birding expert of The Weekly Wing; and Alex, his go-to contributor and typist have set out to bring about awareness and share their passion with you.
“At 8:30 pm in the spring of 2014, I got an idea about sharing my knowledge with other people. I thought about it and realized I couldn’t do it without some help. So the next day I talked with my friend, Alex, and we decided we would begin soon,” stated Brandon.
This amazing duo doesn’t just research and write about birds, but they feed and watch the birds too. Brandon shared with Wild Delight® that he has 4 nectar feeders; 4 suet feeders; 2 platform feeders; a finch feeder; and a ground feeder, just to name a few. In total he has 15 feeders, 7 birdhouses, and 4 birdbaths. He also has various flowers for the birds and even a squirrel feeder. He truly has his own backyard birding oasis.
When asked when did you begin to want to learn about birds and what do you want to be one day, Brandon commented, “In second grade I went on a field trip to the Lowry Nature Center. I remember seeing them band the birds and I released one myself. I am not sure what happened but something sparked in me and I began to love birds. One day I would like to work for the National Audubon Society or the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as a field researcher and search for endangered birds”.
Below you will find The Weekly Wing newsletter articles, which will be a regular feature. Show your support by reading, sharing, and spreading the word just as Brandon and Alex do!
ARTICLE 4 – WOODPECKERS_CARDINALS_FINCHES
ARTICLE 6 – KINGLETS AND WRENS
ARTICLE 10 – BIRDING OVER THE SUMMER
ARTICLE 13 – Different Forms of Suet AND Should You Pick Up that Feather?