Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Maple Hill Hop 134

Maple Hill Hop

Welcome to 
The Maple Hill Hop.
This is a hop for folks who love the outdoors.
Feel free to post about anything that's going on
in your neck of the woods,
no matter the season.
(Please share only outdoor posts.)
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I had asked Faye & Lynn if we could have the nest 
that had recently been vacated by their pair of visiting Carolina Wrens 
so that C and I could study them.
He's really taken to bird watching this year.
On Sunday, awaiting me at Farm School,
was this collection of fantastic birds' nests.
It felt like my birthday and Christmas all rolled into one!


Each creation was a masterpiece!


We plan to dissect them to find out what materials were used
and research which breed of birds may have been the owners.



Some of the components were obvious,
like this Spanish Moss, which can be found abundantly here in Central Florida.

We look forward to learning more
about these amazing creatures.
We plan to use this website and others in our studies.
This type of learning is truly what unschooling is all about.
Natural learning at its best.

This pie-wedge shaped nest,
constructed by a male Carolina Wren,
was the catalyst for our studies.

It is like a delicate souffle,
with layers of dried leaves, paper and assorted found treasures.

Here's where the family called home.
These birds return every spring to this spot
on the inside of their garage door,
to raise their young and keep Faye & Lynn company.
What a marvel!

That's what's going on around here.
What's happening outside where you are?
HOP to it!   


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