Photographer Sharon Beals’s new book of Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them is very wooow-nature and a little bit I’m-glad-I’m-not-a-bird. See their DIY ethic and engineering ingenuity, latching onto to swinging plants and weaving nests out of feathers, seashells, newspaper and trash. Baby house wrens live the “do-or-die life” and have two weeks to learn to fly and feed. That skeleton-layered nest is what happens when they don’t. Sad stuff. More here.