Water, please

No quote today, just a request.

If you have a birdbath, please keep it filled with fresh water.  All kinds of birds, and other animals and insects for that matter, would appreciate water during this extreme heat.

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Thank you so much!

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Godlight

“Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of Godlight’ in the woods of our experience.”
~C.S. Lewis

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A walk on a white and silent winter day revealed to me another fine creature of this earth.    Gobble, gobble!

Turkey Day is coming!

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Wild Turkeys are numerous and their populations have increased sharply since 1966, according to the North American Breeding Survey.  They live year-round in open forests with interspersed clearings in 49 states (excluding Alaska), parts of Mexico, and parts of southern Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, Canada.  In the early twentieth century people tried unsuccessfully to use farm turkeys for restoring wild populations, but in the late 1940s they began to successfully transplant wild-caught turkeys into suitable habitat.

No other game bird has responded so well to the efforts of game managers. The birds are popular among hunters; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates 21 percent of all U.S. hunters (about 2.5 million people) pursue turkey, making it the second most-sought game after deer. Their expanding populations have made it possible for hunting seasons to be put in place in all 49 states in their range. (Source: allaboutbirds.org)

Isn’t this a handsome group of turkeys just strolling down the road?