Last year’s nests attest to the skill of their creators.
Many withstand harsh winters &,
like us 70-year olds in Yoga Barre class,
don’t look the worse for the wear:
the Red-eyed vireo’s tidy, hanging cup w/ birch bark & wasp paper,
the Robin’s mud-liner rough jumble of exterior twigs & bark, & this?
Goldfinch? Solid,neat, plant fiber build w/ thistle down lining,
its base on a branch, & poop on the nest edge!*
* I’m not really certain this is a Goldfinch nest, but I think Carduelis Tristan is the only open-nesting songbird that does the let-the-feces-stay-on-the-doorstep thing. I wonder what they think of people who don’t heed the pick up after your dog signs?
Is there a possible stick to topple
the ruin-Earth-for-the-grandkids bicycle wheel
pedaled by the destructive Pruitt/Trump team
who apparently don’t realize the “P” in EPA is for PROTECT
not plunder & pollute?
Note to Huckabee-Sanders & the Koch brothers & Trump:
I. Do. NOT. “Like the work product” of this EPA pretender.
Readers: Join The Natural Resources Defense Council, a source of sticks for an offset.
NOTE: Already some sticks have at least derailed the bike somewhat. From New York Times 4/8:
Keeping track makes the thing matter,
leading to a wide-awake life.
The 2 generations down from me value this Earth
in a way I didn’t as a kid.
Value it in that they learn it & figure out how to care for it.
My grandkids’ parents know they have to be positive & constructive
to ward off intentional trumpian chaos w/ facts not fantasy.
Lots of science, history, nature, marches, writing, letter-writing, & talk.
Keeping track is vital. Our 6-year old notebook-keeping-Bird-watcher is learning this. A 420 character 9-liner.