Planning Ahead May 9, 2016

Bird egg blue birdTwo different nests

One for now, one for later

Industrious bird.

Art Prescription:  I’ve had bluebirds building a nest inside a box in the yard for a month. Curious about this behavior, I asked the crew at Carolina Birders. Evidently these birds are building an alternate nest. While the pair takes care of sitting on eggs or feeding current fledglings, they spend their mornings building another nest. So if something happens to the first nest they have a new nest to lay eggs in or they may just use it as the next home. Fascinating how nature equips itself with procreation!!

8 x 8 mixed-media on watercolor paper