GALLIPOLIS — Suzy Williams presented a informational spring time program at the March meeting of the Gallipolis Garden Club.
The program was on the subject of birds nests. She explained that the oldest type of nest is on the ground with just a small indentation and not very much work is put into it by mother bird. These are usually nests of sea birds and owls
A step up is the platform nest, which is usually found on ledgers or rafters. There is not really not much more work put into it by the bird. Eagles have these kinds of nests.
Number three type of nest is found in cracks and cliffs. The spherical (or ball) nest is tear drop-like and made of grasses. Magpies and meadowlarks use this type of nest. Orioles and hummingbirds are said to have a pendant nest. It is at the top of trees, is woven and is quite elevated. Knots in the sides of trees provide the background for the cavity-type of nest. The ones that Ohioans see most often are the tightly woven ones shaped like a cup and made of grass, twigs, leaves, scraps of paper or other material and reinforced with mud.
To close her program, Williams demonstrated how to incorporate large or small, real or artificial, nests in to your spring arrangements.
Hostess and co-hostess for the evening were Phyllis Mason and Kathy Brynes.
The next meeting April 14 will be presented by Remy Simon. People who are interested in gardening and would like to join the Gallipolis Garden Club should contact Phyllis Mason, president.
— Submitted by Phyllis Mason