This shy bird can be hard to see, but it delivers an amazing song for its size. Follow its “teakettle-teakettle” and other exclamations through backyard or forest, and you may see glimpses of this bird’s cinnamon color, white eyebrow stripe, and long, up-turned tail.
Our Wren was named by her parents because she was so tiny at birth, had cinnamon colored hair, and had a strong cry. When we first meet Wren, she has discovered that although she is quite ordinary, she really is a songbird!
Watch the video below to hear the many songs of a Wren.
“Then there was the most horrible thing. A sculpture of a giant spider! I mean HUGE! It sits outside in a courtyard, and when I walked under it I shuddered. Looking up, there is a cluster of spider eggs on the underside its belly. I will have nightmares for weeks.” (Wren)
“The sun glinted off dew on a spider web in the corner of the porch.” (Wren)
Wren named the kittens Moon Pie and Pansy. Can you see why?
Wren often visited Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs.
Frost Flowers are not flowers at all but form when thin layers of ice and frost curl into petals that resemble flowers.
Razorbacks can refer to pigs that have escaped into the wild (feral) or those from families of wild boars brought to America from other countries. The often roam in herds and can do a great deal of damage to property.
Because of their strength, the Razorback became the mascot for the University of Arkansas football.
Border Collie is a working and herding dog breed and considered to be very smart. They come in many colors, but Grandpa picked one with hair the color of Wren feathers and freckles.
When Wren camped out in the woods, she mentioned the thick trees and boulders.
The roads and highways around Eureka Springs, Arkansas can be full of hills and curves.
Walking stick, Arkansas cane, walking staff, trekking poles, pilgrim’s staffs, hiking stick—the term you use doesn’t matter. What this stick will do is make it easier to walk, hike, climb hills, cross streams. The stick will take strain off your knees and back, clear spider webs, or part thick bushes or grass covering the trail.
Made from branches or saplings such as sassafras, hickory, sweet gum, many walking sticks are carved or decorated with small trinkets or charms.
Crepe myrtles are chiefly known for their colorful and long-lasting, summer flowers. The crinkled flower edges are like crepe paper and give the shrub its name.