June 14, 2009

Fun Contest: Funky Nests in Funky Places

in Funky PlacesThis just in from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

You find them in hanging flower baskets…an old boot…a garage shelf…or under a bridge…birds build nests in the strangest places! That’s the theme for the newest environmental challenge from our Celebrate Urban Birds project: Funky Nests in Funky Places! As you may know, Celebrate Urban Birds is a free, year-round citizen-science project from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, focused on birds in neighborhood settings.

For the Funky Nests in Funky Places challenge, we want you to take photos, do a painting, write a story, or shoot a video showing a bird’s nest built in some out-of-the-way or out-of-this-world place.When observing nests please be sure to avoid touching them or disturbing the birds.


For the list of prizes and further details visit the contest website.

You have until July 31, 2009. Do make sure you read the Terms of Agreement.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Such a nice surprise to hear from you again! I hope your weather is good and you are enjoying your garden and writing. We(northrn Alberta) are currently experiencing a drought. We have two bluejays in our backyard who are very protective of any water that we put out.
From another Janet

Janet said...

Thanks Janet. I wish there were three of me, so I could start posting here regularly again. I leave a plant saucer out for birds and squirrels too, although we haven't had any drought this year to make it necessary. July and August are supposed to be hot and dry though, so I might be seeing the birds swooping down yet. We have jays in the neighbourhood too: loud, boorish birds, but such a beautiful colour.

Landscaping Design said...

Creative birds..........

Janet said...

Aren't they just? On the other hand, the birdhouse on our fence has been taken over by a colony of bumblebees, as some very distraught chickadees discovered a couple of days ago. In this case it was the bees being creative.

Fountain Hills Landscaping said...

The nest on the tire is hilarious! Love it!

Sheryl at Providence Acres Farm said...

Cute! I have found a few in odd places here this year too!

I like your blog!