"You can't be suspicious of a tree or accuse a bird, or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet." Hal Borland
Earth Day started this morning by me reading Reilly's library book "Earth Day Birthday" (Which is actually supposed to be sung to the tune of The 12 Days of Christmas). I am hugely opposed to listening or singing Christmas music before Thanksgiving so this really grinded my gears. I was a good sport though, and carried on...
"This day was chosen in the mid-1960's to remind people to help the Earth. They chose a day in spring because it is a time of new beginnings, and Earth Day encourages people to think of new ways to make Earth a healthy place for all living things..."
I've been trying to establish bluebirds in our yard...We actually had them a few years ago, but the sparrows keep taking over the special blue bird box...
I've been getting a full fledged sparrow nest like the one shown above at least every other day! I have to keep removing them (even though I feel guilt because some hardworking sparrow mother out there has to be feeling a bit discouraged in seeing her downy soft nest being destroyed). As much as I don't want to encourage sparrows nesting in my blue bird boxes, I can't help but appreciate the fact that they incorporate my ducks' feathers into their nest. I didn't get rid of this nest in time, because there were already eggs layed.
I actually thought at one point, (and still might do this), of putting out strips of polka dot material (since I'm such a polka dot fan) and seeing if some bird uses it for a nest.
I purchased some jumbo meal worms today for encouraging the blue birds over to our blue bird box. My neighbor, Jeannie, has a special whistle that she uses when she puts the worms out for them. It's so neat to see them fly in and wait for her on a nearby branch until she walks away before they get their worm.
I dropped off some clothes to donate. It always such a cleansing feeling to get rid of things...
I love throwing things out (especially when they can be donated or recycled).
**Did you do anything to celebrate Earth Day?
**Do you recycle?