I spotted this little nest while we were walking in one of the trails at Big Webberville Park last Saturday. It looked like a small knot that’s part of the tree limb but when I looked closer, I discovered it was a hummingbird nest.
It’s said that on average a hummingbird nest is approximately 1-1/2 inches in diameter, cup shaped and about the size of a ping pong ball which is made out of downy-like plant material that’s held together with spider webs. The hummingbird eggs will be white and less than half an inch long, like a small jelly bean.
We decided to go back to the same park today and have a small picnic by that tree to honor Earth day. It was midday, so mama hummingbird stayed at her nest while we looked on and took some photos. It’s just one of the simple joys that nature has to offer which is a constant reminder that we must strive to protect our world, not only for ourselves but also for future generations.