Fan Bird Nest

P1030106Friday afternoon we had to spend some time cleaning the back-porch ceiling fans. It would seem that birdies have decided that since the fans make handy bee-fob nurseries and it not bother the humans… then the fans should also make wonderful birdie-nest nurseries and it not bother the humans.  Unfortunately, we humans disagree and draw the line at critters nesting in spots that render our appliances useless.P1030118

We always feel sad when we disturb or destroy a nest, but sometimes, it’s necessary. To prevent the birdies from trying to nest on our fans again, we’ll keep our fans running on low for a couple weeks more or less.

Have you had issues with the feathered or furry friends trying to nest where they shouldn’t?
Do you feel sad, like we do when you have to disrupt their nesting?

Here’s wishing you a peaceful co-existence with nature.


Update on bee fan fob nursery

IMG_3475One of fan fob nurseries has hatched out.

I wanted to see what the bloom of a sweet basil herb looked like so I’ve let one of the plants fully mature. I was looking at the bloom when I saw a little bee on it. I wondered if it may have been the fan-fob-bee since the basil sits on a table under the fans.

I don’t know what kind of bee it is on the bloom or if it’s what hatched out of the fan fob. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a good photo of it, but here’s a couple photos just the same. 😉IMG_3479


Wishing you all a day of Bee-uaty and smiles.





Mason Bee Fan Chain Fob Nursery

IMG_3011This Spring we replaced the ceiling fans on our back porch. One afternoon, I noticed a bee crawling into the holes of the pull chain fob. It kind of looked like a honeybee and I thought it might be out grazing as some bees and wasps do. I thought no more about it.

A couple days later my husband and I was on the back-porch and I mentioned to him about the bee. My husband said, “Well that explains what the mud in the holes are. They were building nest.”

“What mud?” I asked and then looked up saw the fob hole was filled with mud.IMG_3009Both lower chains on both fans have the hole filled with mud. The upper chains don’t have it though, so evidently something about the lower chain fobs was perfect for a nursery.

We left the mud in the holes. We use the chains like normal.
I’m thinking it was Mason Bees that made the mud nurseries.
I suspect one day we’ll go outside and see the mud bored through and HOPEFULLY we’ll probably not see the baby bees.

Has Mason bees ever built a nest in something like this at your home?
Here’s hoping all your bee encounters are friendly ones.

Almost Wordless Wednesday (Nature Photos)

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Happy Wednesday Everyone.
I hope you all have a pleasant rest of the week.