Each spring, a Mallard duck comes to lay her eggs in the protected comfort of our school atrium. At first she tried nesting under Oxbow Elementary's playground slide, but as soon as recess brought out a gaggle of kids, she decided to find a safer spot! There are plants, shrubs and flowers and we put out a small tub of water for her, so she is pampered! When the chicks are born, we open the door, and a line of teachers gently urges her toward the nearest exit. (It always makes me think of the famous ducks at the Peabody hotel in Memphis who are escorted daily to the hotel fountain). When our duck arrives, we know Spring is here!
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