I hope you had a wonderful weekend with it being Mother's Day.
I wanted to share this little nest with you that is in my garden.
A sweet sparrow is soon to be a mama herself to seven little ones.
Count them. Seven eggs. That's the most I've ever seen in one nest.
And did you know that she just finished raising a family in this nest?
That's right. She's starting all over again.
And did you know that this nest has been used and rebuilt over and over again.
Now can we talk?
It breaks my heart every time I read a blog where the blogger finds a nest, then states it was empty so she took it and put it in her decor. Yep, it about makes me cry.
We need to be the protectors of our wildlife.
Just because a nest is empty does not mean it has become useless.
The nest in this photo makes me happy right where it is.
It's the perfect vignette set within my boxwood bush in the corner of my garden.
Oh, here's a bit of interesting info...
According to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, it's illegal to disturb the nest of any native bird without a permit. It's also illegal to collect or have in your possession bird feathers, nests, or eggs without a permit.
I have picked up a nest from the ground before. I have not and will not do so again.
My garden has become a home, a playground, and a sanctuary to the birds.
They all provide me pure joy with their songs and little antics.
Let's respect God's little creatures and their homes.
We can admire them right where they belong...in the great outdoors.
Stepping down off my soapbox now.
Thank you for listening.