If Mason bees could read
(and actually used part of their short 6-10 week lifespan doing so),
I would place this ad in the OSMIA Gazette:
Absolutely Stunning Arts and Craft Homes
available for your Spring, 2016 brood.
Enjoy urban-living at its wilderness finest
as you fly into your individual nest cells.
No processed paper products.
Only hand gathered trail branches
placed in a frame of untreated, recycled wood.
Loaded with totally tubular, smooth, 5/16"
holes, 4" long for your egg depositing comfort.
Nearby water and clay mud.
The high cathedral roof line offers overhanging
protection from rain.
The South facing entrances will warm you each morning,
as you overlook
quiet grounds, rich in organic, gourmet pollen and nectar.
Join this exclusive community of docile, solitary, yet
in a bio-diverse location.
With on-site security as you provision your
in exchange for open flower pollination
and viewing rights.
This is what Duke made for me for my recent birthday.
I've spent hours reading about Mason bees.
More about them in a future post.
t.t.f.n. ~ Carol