As previously noted, a Carolina Wren had built a well hidden nest in a planter on the Lexow Porch, laid her eggs and the eggs had hatched. The fledglings chirped, moved around a bit and very quickly were trying out their wings, soon to be off to a life of their own. Sadly, one did not make it; a hawk swooped down and took off with the baby bird. It made us feel bad, but rationally, we knew that we were just seeing nature play its way out in our small courtyard. Yes, it was nature’s way, but we were still sad.
Dr. Dick the Garden Doc used to write a monthly column for our newsletter. He has recently returned to continue the tradition on this blog with occasional comments by himself and his wife, Diane.
Authors: Diane and Richard Happy
Diane and Dick have been Sarasota Unitarian Universalists since 1997. Both have been active participants, holding a variety of church offices and serving on a number of church committees. Currently Diane heads up the volunteer church gardening crew and Dick is secretary of the Church Endowment Board.