I am saddened to report that last night a nefarious critter raided our wren’s nest, turned over the pitcher in which she had labored so diligently to build a nest for her young, and made off with the contents. Missing were the two hatchlings and the rest of the eggs. The usual suspect is our local raccoon.
We have faith that Mrs. Wren will continue to be persistent in her efforts to raise a new family. We will be on the lookout for her next nest building project.
John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014.
He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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So sad, but I guess it’s Mother Nature’s way; what was once bird is now raccoon. I have a Carolina wren nest in a rediculous place, which I will post about this week.