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Capture the Wonder...with Poetry
Laura Erickson's gallery of photos beautifully capture the wonder of nest-building. What words would you use to describe what the images reveal? Write a poem that celebrates the wonder of hummingbird nest building. (Sample poem below.)
building a nest building a nest building a nest
On Mother's Day

Darting about,
Looking for a perfect spot,
A sturdy branch,
Shelter from wind and sun.

Gathering, gathering,
Lichen for camouflage,
Spider silk glue,
Downy seed fluff.

Building and shaping,
Wing and body,
Beak and chin,
Full-body workout.

Strong and flexible,
Ready for nestlings.