Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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.