Monday, March 30, 2015
A Year of Gratitude, Day 89
About 10 years ago my life skills students and I learned to use hand tools (hammers, saws, drills, tape measures, sand paper, paint brushes etc.) while making wren houses. We began the unit by reading The House I'll Build for the Wrens, written by Shirley Neitzel and illustrated by Nancy Winslow Parker. This house has been hanging, empty, in my backyard for years now.
A week or so ago I thought I saw a small bird checking out the bird house and then this morning I definitely saw a black-capped chickadee on a branch near the hole. So, when it had flow away, I went to investigate. Guess what! There is a nest inside the house. I hope we actually will have baby birds after all this time.