With the leaves gone, we spotted some deserted homes around the yard.
The construction on the left, material sponsored by our German Shepherd dog, served to raise baby cardinals earlier this year. Now it sports a snow hat bigger than itself.
Featured you can see the summer abode of bald-faced hornets. It is hanging from a tulip poplar branch about 25 ft off the ground, and looks quite battered by now.
The picture beneath shows what is supposed to be a nice condo for birds, but in fact, the chipmunks have used it as a store room for years now. Maybe next spring we will clean out the thousands of acorn shells and make it available on the bird housing market again.