Off The Record
Experts URGE People To Check Gardens For These Tiny Eggs
Every time I’m in the outdoors, I become a little overwhelmed by the breathtaking beauty this world has to offer.
If you live in a metropolis like I do, you soon learn to realize how miraculous each flower and blade of grass truly is.
Unfortunately, there are many people in the world who fail to truly comprehend the beauty of the natural environment.
Still, far too many people would rather cut down a rare tree for its wood than allow it to survive and procreate.
Fortunately, those people are outweighed by the vast majority of compassionate people who want to safeguard Mother Earth!
The fine people of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are at the top of this list of resilient people.
Every day, even this spring, they defend the ecology of our nation.
Many animals, particularly flimsy and delicate ones like hummingbirds, breed in the spring.
In light of this, the USFWA is available to inform people on what to do and what not to do if they accidentally come into a hummingbird breeding place.
As a result of numerous Facebook users spreading the message to their friends and family, the message had a significant impact online very soon.
In total, the post received more than 250,000 shares from considerate nature lovers working to protect hummingbirds.
A stunning image of a hummingbird nest in the wild was uploaded with the caption when it was posted online.
The picture, which is credited to Kelly Campbell, is a lovely depiction of an almost absurdly small bird’s nest lodged in an evergreen’s branches.
These pixie-like birds, which normally weigh less than one-tenth of an ounce, have a fantastical appearance.
Additionally, the USFWS added some strong advice on what to do if you come across one of these nests in the wild.
“Hummingbird eggs are tiny, about the size of jelly beans!” they write. Please remember to carefully check for nests before you trim trees and shrubs this spring.”
Both homeowners and those who love the outdoors should take note of this warning. Americas is home to hummingbirds.
During the summer, these adaptable creatures can be found as far south as Chile and as far north as Alaska.
Wherever the circumstances are favorable, they establish homes. Gardens are particularly beloved by them since they provide cozy shelters.
A hummingbird will frequently decide to establish a home in a well-kept human garden.
Hummingbirds may move into your yard if it has bright, nectar-rich flowers as well as hummingbird feeders and birdbaths.
Hummingbirds may opt to start a family in your garden if they choose to establish a life there.
Hummingbird females construct tiny, delicate nests from leaves, moss, and spider webs.
When possible, they prefer to develop on branches that slope downward over flowing water, however they will build in a variety of settings.
Then, to help disguise and camouflage the nests, they embellish them with pieces of lichen.
This is a successful method for protecting their eggs from predators, but it may also put them at greater risk for disaster related to garden upkeep.
So before you do too much pruning or weeding in your garden, make sure to take a close look at it if you reside in the Americas.
You might miss one or two stray branches, but you might also save the lives of dozens of little creatures!
Please SHARE this message if you love hummingbirds in order to keep them safe!