Found this empty bird nest (above) in the back corner of the mower shed. I love how nature and wildlife adapt to us living in their environment. It's so rare living in the city to see stuff like this. Oh sure, we all know that the birds we see everyday going to and from work must live somewhere, but we rarely get to see their nests up close. Here is one that found a great safe spot in the back corner of the shed. It's empty, but I'm not going to mess with it, I'll leave it alone in hopes they will come back another season.
Besides, it's not in the way anyway, and we think it's cool!
Now this might be something you don't see every day. Above is an Opossum nest! Yep. You might wonder how I know for sure, well, last Fall, when I was roaming around looking at the property, I moved a piece of wood in the old chicken coop/shed and peering out of that little space was a mama Opossum and her two babies. I left them alone and asked everyone to be careful and not disturb the family when they started moving. Sure enough, she raised her babies and moved on.
Sadly I didn't have a camera with me at the time, or she and her babies would be front and center!
Since I didn't get THAT picture, below is a random cute pic from the internet showing another mother opossum and her babies.
|Mother opossum and babies|
I would have left the nest if it had been possible, but alas, it had to be cleaned out in order to turn it into the potting shed I created a couple of weeks ago.
Again, it's nice to see nature for a change....
hopefully we will all coexist peacefully.
(Except maybe for the occasional snake, but more on that later).