Writing Wrenaissance Reflections has been a way for me to share my love of animals and my enjoyment of birds, wildlife, and nature. I’m proud to call myself a tree hugger. I come by my love of nature and wildlife naturally. My family always had pets when I was growing up, and my parents both loved animals of all kinds. Their yard was full of bird feeders and bird houses that they enjoyed watching for hours. My fondest memory of my grandfather is of him sitting on the porch, feeding chipmunks by hand, and making friends with them.
My late husband, aka Mr Wren, and I enjoyed the wild things outside our door together. I continue to welcome them to my yard and gladly share my space with them. In fact, watching birds and other critters is the most relaxing part of my day. Puttering around the yard, taking photos, or just sitting and watching is my best escape from stress and hassle. Creating, improving, and living in a backyard wildlife habitat takes only as much time and effort as I have to give to it. It doesn’t require a green thumb or years of experience – anything that makes a yard a more welcoming place for wildlife and the world a safer and healthier environment will return rewards that more than repay the work done. Do this, and like me, you can have the satisfaction of knowing you have made the world a little better place through your efforts.
Wrenaissance has been on the web with various URLs since the mid-1990s, and wrenaissance.com was born as a domain in 1999. The history and transformation since the separate domain name can be seen using the Wayback Machine. The blog began life as Wrenaissance Reflections, and originally it was as a subdomain of my website wrenaissance.com. The early blog moved around among servers and platforms. Consequently, there are some gaps in the archives.
Wrenaissance 3.0 is a work in progress. I’m not sure exactly what it’s going to be, and it may take me awhile to find my voice. You’re invited to join me on this journey.
“People save what they love.” I hope Wrenaissance Reflections helps people to love animals, birds, and nature, and to preserve and conserve our wild places. If I contribute in any way to that, I will be happy and count my self as successful.