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Sharing a Nest

My husband and daughter made a fun discovery on the walk to school last week – a huge crow’s nest that had blown down in the heavy winds the day before.

They took it to her class, to her classmates’ and teacher’s delight. It took my husband several minutes to get away. Something about bringing a nest that is about a foot and a half in diameter into a room full of first graders makes a man really popular. Maybe even more so than bringing a baby into the room.

That nest is still making the rounds at her school. We thought we’d be picking it up today, but it’s gone out to yet another teacher. We don’t mind, as all we want to do with it is drop it in the field to decompose as it would have if it hadn’t been discovered. It gets a bit smaller as it goes, just due to the wear and tear from being passed around. It’s been in at least 3 classrooms so far.

My daughter’s class had a lot of fun exploring the bits of eggshell that were still in the nest.

My one regret will be if we don’t get a picture of my daughter with the nest. That’s the one disadvantage to it being found on the way TO school. With a bit of luck we’ll see it again someday and it might still be in good enough condition to take a picture of my daughter holding it. She’s so proud of that find.

2 replies on “Sharing a Nest”

  1. Onna from toddlercraft says:

    What a fun experience that must have been!! We had a blue jay nest in our back yard above our back door and could watch the mother feed the babies from my daughters room without disturbing them. It was the most incredible thing to watch!! My kids (as well as I) loved it!

  2. Stephanie says:

    It really was special. And this afternoon my daughter got to see quite a contrast while hiking with her Daddy – they found a hummingbird nest on a low branch that had an egg in it. Obviously that was looked at then left alone.

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