Spring Reflection: A birdhouse makes a home

Author and naturalist Helen Macdonald reflects on creating homes for nesting birds, and the joy she gets in return

I ordered them on the internet. This morning they arrived in two cardboard boxes packed with paper. Four rough brown bowls with truncated backs and tops pushed tight against right-angled plywood backings. Made from a mixture of concrete and wood fibre, each has a scoop cut out of the front. When they’re fitted under the eaves of my new house, I’m hoping those holes will be the point of entry for pairs of house martins, those delicate, orca-coloured migrant birds whose arrival from...
source: New Statesman

2019-04-18 12:23
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