Hello there friends! Working hard on your projects for LESSology Challenge #14: Birds of a feather? How about another creative inspiration from design team member Linda Lapotka?
Hi Everyone! What a great time of year for this wonderful challenge. I love to watch the birds and Wrens are my favorite. Every year I make a new house and spend the summer watching and listing to these entertaining little birds. It is so much fun watching for the new occupants. Wrens have the prettiest song and they are very hard little workers.
I created a bird house out of a bird house gourd that I grew last summer.
Here is my creation. Most of which was created by Nature.
I don't paint my birdhouse gourds because I like the way they look after they have been scrubbed. I let nature do the painting. I love the marble effect that is created by the mold that covers it as it dries. I like to think the birds like it more natural but they would build a nest anywhere.
Here is the video of what I do to make a Wren house.
I read that the male chooses several nesting cavities and places a few small twigs in each. Female inspects each, chooses one, and finishes the nest building. She will completely fill the nest cavity with uniformly small twigs, then line a small depression at the back of the cavity with pine needles and grass. This is a funny process to watch because sometime they can't get the twig throughout the hole. They try many times in different directions and approaches until they are successful.
They did pick my birdhouse.
I hope you will join us this month for LESSology's Challenge #14: Birds of a Feather.