Peeling

As our garden transformed last fall from actively growing into dormant and dying, we left many stems and other material in place instead of tidying up all of the dead stuff.

A few days ago this Baltimore Oriole was a benefactor of our decision, peeling fibers off of this Butterfly Bush stem for its mates’ nest.

I believe we will continue gardening in this wildlife friendly way.

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First time visitor.

Last weekend, I saw a bird out in the far reaches of the yard. While it looked completely unfamiliar it was so far out I couldn’t positively identify it. Am pretty sure it was a  Yellow-rumped Warbler, which I’ve never seen in the yard.

I’m pleased to have (at least temporarily) hosted this fellow and hope to see him again.

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