Robin’s Nest

I’ve done several different blogs over the years about the wildlife adventures here at the nursery. Well – one of those you have to see it to believe it moments has happened here this last week.

To back up a moment – we have thousands of potted trees for sale here and to keep them from blowing over in the wind – we have installed wood racks and we tie the trees with string to the wood racks which has worked incredibly well. Obviously with the wind this last few weeks – we have noticed several trees that have tipped over with the wind. We then instruct employees to be more diligent about making sure that all the trees are tied in.

Well…. Heidi (our Retail Manager) saw several pieces of rope lying on the ground and started to investigate further. On one of the wood racks in the apple tree section, a robin was in the midst of building a nest. In the nest were several of the ropes. Now – this was yesterday. This morning – Leif wanted me to see it and we went over and there were several more pieces of rope dangling and she had “mudded” the nest. Hopefully she’s through untying the trees and ready to lay her eggs. We tie these trees with a bow -just like your shoe lace so she just pulled at the loop and there you go – she had the string.