Over at The Linen Shelf, Penny has organized an ATC swap with the theme of 'Spring'. There are 10 of us taking part, so we were tasked with making 10 ATC's to be with Penny by the end of February.
My series of ATC's is entitled 'Signs of Spring'........
Sweet birdsong and meadow flowers awakening
Pondlife, plants, insects and busy wrens
Catkins, blossom and caterpillars
Lambs playing and wild flowers blooming
While tearing my way through wildlife books, I learnt a few nature facts. Did you know, for example (I didn't!), that the cock wren built several nests and then takes his jenny-wren round them all so she can pick her favourite? How sweet is that?!
I also read up about a cuckoo bee, which I'd never even heard of. Much like the bird cuckoo, the cuckoo bee goes into another bee's hive but is not seen as a threat. However, once the worker bees have prepared the cells for the Queen bee to lay her eggs, the cuckoo bee kills her and then promptly lays her own eggs. The worker bees then feed these eggs, raising another generation of cuckoo bees. Nature's quite harsh sometimes, isn't it?
Anyway, enough of the nature lesson. I'll pack these up and get them in the post tomorrow.
Thank you for looking!