Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Safe Place for Their Treasures

I asked my daughters to keep an eye out for a small curio cabinet or some type of display case for Sophia and Cohen to keep their found treasures in.  I knew they would eventually find something but was very surprised when only a few days after mentioning it they brought in this grand little display case.  Marian found it for an unbelievably low price as one of the side pieces of glass was out and the remaining side piece had a small corner chip.  Margaret took the side glass we had to a glass shop and
had 2 new side pieces cut for $7.00.
 
The children were very excited to put their treasures in the cabinet. 
   
Sophia made a display label like the ones she has seen in museums and placed in on the  door.
 
She has used an identification label large enough to add identifiers to as items are placed on display.
The paper reads as follows: Nest and butterfly and eggs, bones, feathers, stones Love, Sophia and Cohen   
The nest is that of a  Carolina wren. It contained one unhatched wren egg and one  alien egg.  The extra egg does not look like a cow bird's egg but I can't identify it.   In the picture's foreground is the wren egg, the remaining egg is larger than the wren egg and is bluer than the picture shows.  Can any of you identify it? 
I found the nest after the babies had fledged and it was abandoned.  It was built in the roll of a canopy that is above our patio doors. 

3 comments:

  1. I'm not sure what the egg is, but I like the display! What a fun thing to have setup for them and it looks like they really enjoy it! It's so sweet how they signed the identification card :)

    PS - Thank you so much for the very sweet comment on my blog! You totally made my day :) Hope you have a happy weekend!

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  2. Thank you. I apologize for not placing your comment when it arrived. I just saw that g-mail now places letters under different tabs> This was under "social" which would be fine except I did not notice the tabs until today. I wondered why my e-mail count had dropped significantly!

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