Thursday, July 4, 2013

Home is Where the Nest Is

Happy Independence Day!

I'm taking a little departure from stitchy news to share the results of a unique photo contest.

Earlier this year, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology challenged their followers to find "Funky Nests in Funky Places." Submissions included photos of bird's nests located in fairly unusual locations, like way up high on a construction crane, or on the top of the head of a statue of a bear.

Flower pots, ladders, water fountains. When it comes to finding the right place to raise a feathered family, nearly anything will do.

Photos, drawings, and poetry were all allowable submissions, so any one could play along.

This hummingbird nest knitted into the strings of a basketball hoop is one of my favorites (of course!).

Take a look at the entries. Click on the link, then scroll down to see all the pictures.

Do you have a favorite?

Happy Stitching!

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