I have an orange tree in the front yard. This is the first time I've ever been able to have a citrus tree. I was surprised, as I watched this tree grow, to learn that it has thorns.
The tree has grown enough to encourage wildlife. This year there was a young dove that built a nest in the tree. I was astonished that this nest consisted of little more than a dozen twigs. Though, upon looking at her I noticed she was solo, so I thought she was a super efficient gal. A week later she had two eggs in this nest. All I could do was blink. How on Earth did she manage to hatch two eggs and still have room for herself in this nest of twelve twigs?! I believe it must have something to do with the thorn structure on the branches. I was also amazed that although bees were busy working around this tree, they did not bother the birds nor did the birds bother them.