Cardinals nesting in Tammy Waldrop’s cherry tomato plant
Though it seems unlikely that birds would build a nest in a tomato plant, they’ve done it twice in Tammy Waldrop’s garden in New Caney, TX.
The first nest of cardinals was built in a Sungold cherry tomato plant back in 2006, about the first week of June, Tammy s [...]
Anna’s Hummingbird with nestlings. Photo: National Audubon Society (Paul Marto)
About the Writer
This post comes from an article written by Scott Weidensaul, which appeared in the May-June 2013 issue of Audubon Magazine. Reprinted with permission.
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I know it sounds silly, but somehow I feel like I’m a better person for having bluebirds nesting in my yard. If these brilliant icons of spring opt to spend time in my landscape, then I must be doing something right. If you, too, want to enjoy their company (and benefit from the penchant for munching on garden insect pests) it’s t [...]
A crow on a barren branch in Death Valley, California.
All spring and summer, our fields and gardens are crowded with busy songbirds flitting in and out of feeders, carrying bits of twig and string to their nests and filling the air with their bright songs. But as autumn brings frosty nights and lengthening shadows, the songbirds depart one b [...]