A simple meadow on the side of a busy road can hold many of nature's treasures. Nature will surprise you with a sweet song coming from within one of these meadows. Being the curious birdwatcher that I am, I went in search of the singer of that song. I listened a few minutes, and found a Savannah Sparrow perched atop one of the few tall stalks of grass in this hard scrabble barren field. The "library meadow", as I call it, was blooming with daisies and alive with grassland sparrows announcing ownership of their patch of breeding territory. I listened to the sweet summer song of the sparrows as I enjoyed the visual delight of the gentle swaying blooms of the daisies. The little moments such as this make living in Michigan a nature lover's paradise.
Friday, July 22, 2011