We have a fairly good sized wholesale nursery.
Each winter my husband and oldest son spend weeks pruning our Japanese Maples.
Sometimes they find beautiful treasures in those maples. The birds have moved on. The nests have been empty for several months.
I am so happy to have them. All year long I gather moss, leaves, acorns and oak galls. I dry some of my sunflowers and then put them in these gorgeous jars. My pictures do not do justice to the nests...such intricate beauty;so fragile in appearance. Birds and spiders, Mother Nature's finest engineers.
Best to all, e.