We love our big population of birds at Burt's Greenhouses but Brian and I have decided that the Chipping Sparrow should be our mascot.
They eat seeds and insects so they help us out keeping pests down. They navigate the greenhouse area smoothly getting in and out with a minimum of fuss. Unlike the Robins, their nests don't cause problems by blocking irrigation troughs. We love the sound of their singing and the cute tapping of their feet as they are walking around under the foliage of our plants.
But best of all they sing for us! You can be in a greenhouse with the pouring rain pounding on the roof and dominating over the din is the joyful sound, clearly for our benefit of the 15 gram chipping sparrow. It is one of the wonders of the world that one of the tiniest creatures can have one of the biggest and most beautiful voices.