|Great Blue Heron, Maple Lake, Paw Paw|
This Cedar Waxwing was playing flycatcher using the same perch that hosted a Belted Kingfisher the other day.
This spot is getting drier and drier. What was good shorebird habitat is turning into grassland. Farmers in Van Buren County are starting to plow under some crops that have died in the drought, both corn and soy beans, and even some young blueberry patches. These are the kinds of times that remind us that we do not exist independently from the natural world.