Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bewick's Wren

An added benefit of creating a more natural garden...increased animal biodiversity.

A pair of Bewick's wrens patrol the yard and eat unwanted insects. I trust them to help keep balance in the yard and they have honored us with their trust. They have made their nest on our patio.

Right next to the back door there is a chicken-shaped pot. I was planning to grow some herbs in it this spring but the wrens had their own plan.

Apparently the position of the small pot created just the right protection for the pair to build a nest in the tail section of the chicken pot.

If you look closely you can just make out the curve of the female's beak as she sits on the three eggs in the nest.

Soon we will have our own insect patrol squad, a family of Bewick's wrens.

When you garden with the intent of providing habitat, wild creatures will participate in your efforts and further enhance the beauty and sustainability of your garden. Gardening with Intent.

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