Hanging nest: Inspired by the weaver bird
, the nest is made from natural materials
His current wife launched The Weaver Bird
Unique Gift Baskets, which she operates part-time at a loss--because of the couple's combined debt of more than $20,000.
In fact, I asked him to tell me how the Weaver bird
had evolved, just so I could sit and listen to him.
The German and Swiss ornithologists found that the weaver bird
chicks changed the length, pitch and amplitude of their begging calls, adding extra trills and shortening whistles.
He sees many possible dinners for prey, including a cobra, a hare and a dik-dik, but it is a humble little weaver bird
that falls to his talons and if taken home to feed his chick and mate.
And like the weaver bird
in those old cartoon ads, it veered from one side of the road to the other, barely staying between the ditches at times.
From the Young Architect series for young readers age 7 and up, "Animal Homes" uses clear, brief, highlighted narrative in tandem with demonstrative color photos and illustrations to demonstrate structure, location and construction of homes for over nine different species, including weaver birds
, magpies, beavers, termite colonies, burrowers, bees and wasps, spiders, and more.
This wetland area is a habitat of most insect species, birds like weaver birds
, white stock birds, ducks and red barret.
There have been weaver birds
, nun birds, yellow-crowned and blueheaded parrots, scarlet macaws, night jars, yellow-headed vultures, pied kingfishers, fish eagles And that's before you start on the insects, including tarantulas and electric blue morpho butterflies.
The winner of Product of the Year went to Harrod Horticutural for their clever Slot&Lock framework building system which enables gardeners to create super stable netting cages and support frames I also loved the Cacoon; a hanging callout space based on the tiny hanging nests of the Mexican weaver birds
, though it's far from cheap at pounds 300.