Green Hills: Just another beautiful Sunday
Text by Daniel Barringer Photos by Jim Moffett
On the Sunday that Force of Nature Volunteer Jim Moffett and I scouted possible new trails, we paused as some birds flew overhead and did a little birding. I had brought Owen with us and he, being a budding entomologist, flopped down and started building a “bug house” out of some leftover soybean plants. Jim got down on the ground and snapped this photo. I consider myself very fortunate that Owen enjoys playing with simple, natural materials, and is such good company out in nature.
It was an immature Red-tailed Hawk that first caught our attention. Jim got that photo too.
Jim also spied this group of Cedar Waxwings flitting over. I love that this image catches them in different stages of their wing motion.
On our way out he also got a photo of the red maple listed on the Big Trees of Pennsylvania. In the background to the left you can see a couple bluebird boxes he built and installed.
You, too can join us at Green Hills on a Sunday afternoon. We’ll be having a Force of Nature volunteer day at the preserve on Sunday, November 15 from 1 – 3 pm. We’ll be cutting some vines off of the trees at the edge of the woods; bring gloves, sturdy shoes, and pruners or loppers if you have them.