Bird’s nest should be allowed to stay on County Courthouse

Posted 25 February 2019 at 5:20 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: A bird’s nest is high on the Orleans County Courthouse.


Orleans County has been given a wonderful chance to put itself on the map in a positive light.  The news that a yet to be identified avian critter is considering nesting in the west corner of the County Courthouse should be welcomed for what it is—another opportunity for us to demonstrate to the thinking world that we can sometimes co-exist with other creatures without great inconvenience to ourselves.

Will permitting this creature and her mate to procreate and raise their young produce some mess? You bet it will. Would the resulting cost and trouble incurred give some folks a “bad hair day”? No doubt.

I say, let nature take her course. We will be better for it. Think about what it will convey to our youth.

And, by the way, volunteers trimmed the 175-year-old beech tree on Beaver Street some years ago. My guess is volunteers will take care of this potential situation as well—after the fact.

Sincerely yours,

Gary Kent