Ultimate Recyclers {Fine Art Photography, Effingham, Illinois}

Okay, this may seem strange to some.........actually, it will probably seem strange to a lot. I kind of collect bird nests.  It's not really something I've consciously thought, "I think I will start collecting bird nests!"  It just sort of happened.  I can't walk past a fallen nest and not pick it up!  They are little works of art, and birds have always been waaaaaay ahead of the times.  They've been recycling for........hmmmmm, I don't know, forever!?  They are the ultimate little recyclers.  You find all kinds of different things in nests; seed pods, thatch, string, bark, moss, plastic (ick), leaves, thorns, and grass, just to name a few.  It's all intertwined perfectly. Little masterpieces! I'm continually amazed by them. Believe it or not, I actually packed my bird nests from Cayman and shipped them home!!  I've only recently added two more from here.  Yes, weird maybe, but I just can't help myself. *Note - if you love bird nests too, please don't remove them from trees.  Birds reuse them.  All my finds are windfalls.