Eva Enriquez was our first Orvis Artist in Residence of 2012. Her project, Inhabitants, entailed constructing bird houses out of natural found materials and installing them in the Spalding House garden. The result was a beautiful avian condo of unique woven mini structures (more than one museum visitor asked if they were for sale). Eva’s residency ended on March 11, but her artwork continues to evolve—about two weeks ago a shama thrush laid a clutch of eggs in one of the houses (the one she calls the “owl house”). Our curator of education Aaron Padilla snapped this shot of the inside of the house, verifying the new household. Read more about Eva’s reaction to this momentous event, and more about Inhabitants on her blog.