Northern Missouri Natural bird nest Classroom Teaching Aid Wreath decoration Photo prop wedding baby shower decoration Wildlife display MAN #1
Nest picture #1 is from the incoming birds point of view. #2 is taken of the bottom, #3 was also taken from the the bottom to show the flat back. #4 & #5 let you see the different materials used in this nest: the main things are mud, moss, grass It is about 5" front to back and side to side. It is almost 2" tall and the inside of the nest is approximately 1" deep.
There are so many wildlife items on the ranch/farm that we take most for granted but once I really looked a bird nest over I was fascinated and would point them out to the grandchildren when we were walking around the farm and they caught the bug and bring their treasures to me. They make a little money but the biggest benefit is they also appreciate nature more now. That is the explanation for the letters and # in the titles.
They are interesting as there are so many sizes, shapes, as well as building materials used.
The birds do NOT reuse the nests but build fresh each year. The nests are picked up from the ground and no bird is capable of putting them back in a tree nor would they use them after a human has touched them.
The bird didn't use a blueprint and nothing is exact!
Bird nests in a Christmas tree is considered good luck by some.
This would look great on a wreath or any earthy display and also for a photo prop. It would also be a great teaching tool in the classroom or for any home schooled family.
The nests are just as they were found, I do not spray them so there will be some loose material and some dirt. If you want the nest sprayed with clear shellac please let me know when you make the purchase and be prepared to wait a few days for it to dry before shipping.
It is in great condition and will be packaged to arrive to you in that condition.
****I went to the Conversation Department and asked if it was okay to sell the nests and the Agent told me it was as long as there were no feathers or pieces of egg shell in them. They are abandoned after a seasons use and then are considered by them to be just sticks and other building materials.