Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Time Finds

I was walking trough our woods the other day to see what sort of winter events happened and sizing up some trees for firewood when I noticed this bird house off to the side of the trail.  It was put together quite a few years ago by one of my children from a kit supplied by the Junior Forest Wardens that used to run in the Bella Coola Valley.  A local fellow made the kits and donated them I believe.  It was a father son or daughter project (can't remember which kid!) nailing it together and picking a spot to hang it.  We hung it along the path in a cedar tree thinking that some songbird would for sure use it.  For quite a few years we watched it but no bird ever chose to use it.  Then the kids grew up and the bird house disappeared into the leaves after a strong wind one day.

Now when I walk the trail in the spring I see it every year and gradually watch it become more a part of the forest floor landscape and simply decide to leave it and mark the passing of another year. Grizzly

1 comment:

  1. that's kinda sad! I'd re-hang it up on a tree. more hopeful towards the future.