I was going through some of my old folders and found quite a few pictures of nests. I thought I'd share some of these with you. The first picture is from a park in the outskirts of my hometown. The place has a small orchard of oranges and pineapple plants. I wonder to which bird this nest belonged to, right on the top of the plant, exposed to the elements and danger. So unlike the crow's nest (pictured below) high up on the Indian Jujube tree in my sister's garden.
Around this time of the year, these tiny wasps become very active. I found this lot busy building a nest on the underside of a canavalia bean leaf in my backyard.
On a walk in a holiday resort not too far from the city, I came across this ant's nest. Leaves sewn up into a ball. I can imagine the activity inside. The picture below shows lizard eggs that I came across while loosening the soil in one of my pots. I didn't think that one of my containers would also be a a lizard's nest! They were all intact and I left them buried in the soil. That was in April. when I went to check them about a week ago, only remains of the 'shells' were left. Not too sure about the 'shell' part because they are more like plastic. But I'm sure the latest additions to the wildlife count in my garden are gorging on insect cuisine!
And talking about birds' nests, it's only fair that I include this picture of the Bird's Nest fern/ Asplenium nidus growing wild in my mother's garden. The large fronds unfurl from the centre of the plant giving it a nest-like appearance, hence the name.
And a few pictures of the weaver birds' nests can be seen on my other blog. Here's the link-----------------
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. ~ William Blake