April 26, 2010

Wonderful Spring Beginnings

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
My son captured this picture for me at the Chaplin Nature Center. This beautiful piece of earth is located just a few miles from town.

House Finch Nest
I was so pleased and excited when I took the Boston Fern down to water it and found this Finch nest with a little speckled egg in it. The nest is about 3" across and the egg a little over 1/2" long.

This is the fern I was talking about. It sat out the Winter inside and was looking like a pretty sorry plant.

Another view of the nest to give perspective.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
This little guy just arrived! He's still sort of shy.
Here is a link to post your Hummer's arrival:
"Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails"
A snail,
in the hand,
of a grandson.

"Roses are Red, Violets are Blue"

Flora & fauna at the Chaplin Nature Center.


Kimberley W. said...

Sweet blog post and photos. I love Spring!

cindyzlogic said...

Hey! Thanks, Kimberley!!

Kerri said...

Fabulous post Cindy!

cindyzlogic said...

Thank you, Kerri! You're awesome!

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

How exciting to find the nest in your fern! Love your son's & grandson's swallowtail & snail captures! Ahhh spring ....

forestal said...

Great post and pictures Cindy


Anonymous said...

Thats a beautiful shot of the Swallowtail Cindy.

cindyzlogic said...

Thank you so much for stopping by Debbie, Dan, and Roy!!

Rick said...

Catching up ... love this set of photos (and your son did a marvelous job!). Amazing that the finch nested in your fern. Your blue flowers - periwinkle or vinca ?

cindyzlogic said...

Thanks for your kind comments, Rick! I believe the flowers are wild Violets. I took that pic at the nature center.

dAwN said...

What a wonderful post for spring..Beautiful photos.