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wire birds nests

Period:
20th Century
Description:
This looks just like a jumble of wire, but look closer and you will see that they have been delicately woven together and have softer moss and other greenery woven into them.  These are actually two birds nests which go to show how wildlife can adapt to an industrialised habitat.  These nests were taken from a factory site where the readily available materials for nestbuilding were man made rather than natural.
Materials/Media:
solder and copper, steel and zinc wire. moss
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
kimmg:1995/7
Digital Number:
EAMC025n
Creation Date:
1995
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council