before settling in his nest home after a night foraging,
the raccoon watched the curious humans watching him
Yellow-rumped warblers are often seen whirling past as two chase each other; this one stopped just long enough for me to catch his profile.
Young doe with ears alert to the other does moving away behind her while her alert eyes are glued on me.
Pair of mallards leaving the back swamp at Yates Mill Pond.
found by students
brought to rest
where ecology is taught
stir my childhood memories
lazy reading days
stretched across scratchy pillows
one toe dangling pushing
creaking metal to and fro
how savory wafting fragrance
grandma’s biscuits and honeysuckle
still my mouth waters so
brings memories decades old
The fawn was as interested in me as I was in it
we both breathed quietly.