Half of all birds species nest in tree cavities. Knowing the speces that do can help with your conservation efforts.
The big nest was suddenly there one morning. My next door neighbor called before 8 a.m. asking if I saw the big nest in the tree that grew in front of our houses. I hadn’t noticed it. We used my binoculars to marvel at the engineering skill of the big gray and tan object partially […]
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by focusing on new life. The local residents birds have begun to nest. They are setting up nests in the prime locations before most of the migrants arrive. Nests are by design most times hard to find. You have to watch bird behavior as to clues of […]
For most of June and July, I battled Paper Wasps (Polistes fuscatus) living on my front porch. They would build a nest, I would shoot water from a hose to knock the nest down. It been several days and no sign of the Paper Wasps. I think they have moved on to a “friendlier” site. […]
Searching for abandoned bird nests in winter is a favorite activity of mine. With trees and shrubs bare of leaves, what was hidden is now visible. What we see in winter are the nests that were strongly built and were able to last into winter. The nests built on the ground, in depressions or in sand, […]