Thursday, September 02, 2010

Like a Jungle

Here's one view of Pheasant Branch Conservancy's 2.5-mile long creek corridor – an intermittent jungle and favorite Wisconsin birding hot spot of mine. It's also the place where I conduct the majority of my nature photography. With a lush forest canopy, rippling water, and an abundance of insects for food, it's no wonder this quaint oasis attracts so many warblers and other neotropical songbirds during spring and fall migration. Besides diverse bird life, there are coyotes, foxes, mink, the occasional river otter, flying squirrels, gray squirrels, moles, chipmunks, rabbits, raccoon, skunks, woodchucks, and opossum. Several years ago a male wolf spent a brief time at the creek corridor.

© 2010 Mike McDowell

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