Thursday, May 14, 2009

Only 6 Acres, But What a Wonder

Our little niche of land, here in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is small compared to the vast mountain range it is part of, but it holds some little treasures. Today when Mike, the kids, the dog and I decided to take a hike in the woods near our house we found this little pot of gold.

A turkey hen, that we have spotted and heard in the yard, has laid 17 eggs and built this little nest at the base of a Beech Tree. Very exciting!

Another little gem we've discovered, what believe to be, an Oak Titmouse nest. Complete with 2 little chicks. Look closely you can see their little heads.


  1. Turkey eggs! How totally cool!

  2. Isn't it awesome? Couldn't believe my own eyes. 17 of them at that!!!

  3. That's too cool!