I guess life science doesn't get much more real than this. We have life science going on right above our front porch. Back while we were getting ready for Sarah's wedding the plant pots hanging above our porch didn't get much water, there was just too much going on to remember to do that. So, one of the flower pot's flowers died. I bought another one to replace it knowing the wedding was coming up. When I took the dead plant down I found a nest with four little eggs, three in the nest and 1 out side of it. Not wanting to disturb any birds around I just hung the pot back up. I can just picture the neighbors wondering why we are keeping a dead plant hanging from our porch, while the live one sits on the side.
As I was sitting on the wide rail near the door I kept hearing this "cheep, cheep, cheep" coming from Mrs. House Finch in the pine tree nearby. I think I was again being chased off as she apparently wanted to take care of her eggs and didn't want me nearby. Getting tired of the constant chatter coming from the pine tree, I headed back inside, lost, not knowing where I should head for next. No place to just stop and sit quietly and relax.
We waited for the eggs to hatch and now we are hearing little peeps whenever Mr and Mrs Finch are feeding them. As you look at the pictures you can see little yellow beeks and the red in the pictures are the male house finch. Hope you enjoy these as much as we are