"Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way; she better understands her own Affairs than we." ~Michel de Montaigne
I was very disappointed and puzzled to discover that the bluebirds abandoned their nest. Somewhat of a mystery to me.
My biggest question is this: why would you put forth such an investment...gather material, faithfully construct a nest, lay 3 eggs, only to leave the eggs to rot and move on?
In these situations, I irrationally rest the blame on me, like I had some kind of control over the situation. I ask myself, what could I have done or not done to make these birds stay?
I suppose it's the wildlife management mindset taking over.
Wildlife management...my career choice many years ago, trying to save the world and all. But now I realize, I was quite arrogant.
Managing nature, like we could possibly lasso it, wrangle it to the ground, and put a brand on it.
We can't manage nature. As I see it, man either co-exists with nature, or destroys it.
And sometimes, despite our best efforts, we have to accept that nature will be cruel. Maybe cruel to be kind, because nature has a hidden agenda. We don't always grasp her mysterious ways, but isn't that attracts us to her....that we don't always "get" her?
I don't know, maybe that's just me.