Made to last, these nests, and new buds emphasize this admirable quality. (A 420 character 9-liner)

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!*

Lasts!

PATTY

* 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?

Trump may be “satisfied with the work product,” but raise your hand if you agree with the ruin of Earth? A 420 character, 9-liner

An offset?

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.

PATTY

http://www.nrdcactionfund.org/about/?_ga=2.94926556.1511241541.1523222829-1282165401.1516445725

NOTE: Already some sticks have at least derailed the bike somewhat. From New York Times 4/8:

Keeping track is vital. Our 6-year old notebook-keeping-Bird-watcher is learning this. A 420 character 9-liner.

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.

PATTY

Keeping track is vital. Our 6-year old notebook-keeping-Bird-watcher is learning this. A 420 character 9-liner.