Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Birds Name Our New Year

At our house we name each new year for the first bird we see on January 1.  But this year I forgot to wait for Ron before I inadvertently looked out the window and saw a Red-bellied Woodpecker at the birdbath.  Then Ron came to the window and saw a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.  

We could combine both birds and call it just "The Year of the Woodpecker."   But a compound name will better convey the richness of the ecosystem we are part of here on McDowell Creek/Tall Grass Prairie/Planet Earth!    So okay--it's the Year of the Red-bellied Woodpecker and the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

Maybe that long & complex title can remind us that environmental blessings can be doubled if we will only look.