Posts Tagged ‘birdhouses’

“You should expect visitors when you leave the door open.”
― Anthony T. Hincks

If you don’t have hands, traditional doors are difficult to open, so you must leave your door open all the times as in this rustic birdhouse in the Preserve, which is just waiting for visitors.

“Unusual doors often take you to the unusual worlds!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

I first saw insect houses in France but you can find them in the U.S. as well. This one in Tohono Chul made me wonder once again what sort of insects live here and would I want them around my house. I imagine birds might love insect houses but not for the same reason as the insects!

“Doors to beautiful things do not remain open forever. Be fast to enter inside!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

Monday Lisa from Micro of the Macro drove down from Flagstaff to visit the Riparian Preserve with me and just generally hang out, a return trip for the one I took to Flag months ago. We’d only met once and I was afraid I wouldn’t recognize her or she me so I made sure to text her where I was sitting at the coffee shop where we planned to meet. After coffee and talk, we spent a long time enjoy spring at the Preserve. Near one lake, I turned to see this soft, lovely little nest made of found material right at eye level. While it might be true that feathering your own nest is not necessarily considered good for humans, it’s obviously a great idea for birds.

Yes, we did have a great time as well as a delicious and healthy lunch at a new restaurant called Flower Child. Now I’m looking forward to my next trip “up north” to Flag.

Thursday Doors 3.31.22

We at Thursday Doors have a loose/liberal interpretation of what constitutes a door.  Of course, to be fair, to a bird, a door is really just a hole in the front of its house, so this week I’m featuring some avian doors we saw while taking a Sunday bike ride along the lake shore in Indiana Dunes State Park.  More on the park at another time. Today it’s all about the doors.

To give credit where credit is due, the original bird brain behind all these doors (Door #1, Door #2, AND Door #3) is our Canadian goose, Norm. (I think he just started the challenge to feather his nest with views, but we love it anyway.)  Other than that, there’s no pecking order, so let’s fly over to see the doors.

© janet m. webb

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