Sunday, March 23, 2014

Too Much "Spring Cleaning"

One of our neighbors trimmed their native Fan Palms this weekend. The beautiful thick frond skirt and fruiting stalks were completely removed, ground up in a shredder and hauled off to the dump.

Yellow-rumped Warblers, House Finches, Cedar Waxwings and Robins had been recently feeding on the palm fruits.

Hooded Orioles create intricate woven nests in the protection of the palm fronds. I hope our recent arrivals hadn't started nest building activities in those trees.

:: sigh ::

"Let us not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness."
~ James Thurber

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