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This is the tractor path behind the Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW). The provincially significant wetland north of our home is about 5 acres in extent. It may be small but it is still a very special place full of wildlife. I have placed nesting boxes and platforms all around and within the wetland and maintain a thick forest between us and the swamp on all sides. I have also placed branches in the shallow water to give minnows some cover and shelter as well. The Canada geese enjoy the floating, nesting platform even though the resident bald eagles continue to predate their nest every few years. The trumpeter swans were showing an interesting in the floating platform in the spring of 2021. Wood ducks use most of the duck boxes but flying squirrels like them too. Blue birds and tree swallows compete for the Peterson Blue Bird houses which I clean every winter. Trees that fall into the wetland roughly perpendicular to the shore are great for everything from the turtles to the several varieties of frogs that live there. Everything needs a place to live. Interlaced piles of brush placed on top of wood palettes line the wetland perimeter. These brush piles provide shelter opportunities for all kinds of critters. A piece of metal roofing on top of the palette gives those critters a dry place to survive as well.
Everything was coming alive again. The spring peepers were hopefully getting ready to sing. The spring birds were certainly active staking out their territories. The bird songs provided the musical backdrop for my art but I could only really positively identify the blue bird. There were interesting songs that sounded exotic and I wished I knew the type of bird doing the singing. The great blue heron also arrived back home while I painted.
May 29th, 2021
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