13 Dec Odd Gifts Everyone Keeps
Ideas for Odd Gifts That Matter
Birds have their own outlook regarding odd gifts.
For example, this Mourning Dove might expect that you’d be delighted with a twig. (Can you see the hopeful anticipation in its face?)
Of course, if you gave someone (i.e., another person) a twig as a gift, they might act disappointed – even if you put the twig in a big fancy box with an expensive ribbon.
Agreed, I’m speculating here. So if you try this and have a different experience, please let me know.
I wrote this post to introduce two new articles. Both offer ideas for showing compassion and kindness.
3 Gifts Everyone Wants (Odd gifts that cost nothing and leave a lasting memory)
Kindness for the Holidays (How to make any gathering a success for everyone)
However, if you’re too busy to read articles, then I recommend another possibility: Find a nice twig and tell the recipient that a bird helped you pick it out.
Help Birds Tip
Dispose of Trash Properly
Why: Many birds consider trash, such as ribbon, string, and tinsel, to be gifts. So they pick it up and then become tangled in it.
What to Do: Give trash to your local disposal service by putting it in proper, closed containers.
Books make excellent gifts. And they last longer than twigs. Here are three excellent books. They are beautifully illustrated and highly informative.
Find out what’s happening and what you can do: Bird Conservation (By the American Bird Conservancy)
See who’s who on the night shift in the forest: Owl: A Year in the Life of North American Owls, by Paul Bannick
And here’s a post about a book that contains two of my photos: Woodpeckers Have Important News