More Lessons from Nature

This morning’s edition of BirdNote provides yet another example of how Nature provides balance. By taking time to study the systems on planet Earth, we can find many solutions to problematic circumstances that make use of what Nature already provides.

Tree Swallows are cavity nesters and easily encouraged through the installation of next boxes. (Photo courtesy of http://www.treeswallowprojects.com/)

Tree Swallows are cavity nesters and easily encouraged through the installation of next boxes.
(Photo credit:  http://www.treeswallowprojects.com/)

The BirdNote broadcast illustrates this concept through a horse farmer who  noted how native Swallows feed on insects. From witnessing this, he was inspired to put them to work battling the horsefly problem on his ranch. By simply providing nesting opportunities, Mark has the flies under control, brought peace to his animals and helped support Swallow reproduction.

I can attest to the excellent maneuverability of Tree Swallows having been dive-bombed untold times while monitoring an Eastern Bluebird nest box trail (no injuries resulted). So it is no surprise that Swallows of all kinds can snap up insects in flight with supreme ease.

This is how it’s done, folks. So many solutions to both practical and personal issues are already in play so get out there and discover how to live a more balanced life through the systems at work in the natural world.

Click the icon below to listen to the BirdNote broadcast, Mark Borden and the Swallows:

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