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May 20, 2014


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Emma, Wow, what a great observation that must've been! A little freaky, but great! Thanks for sharing.

Emma @ Words And Peace

yes, I have watched one day a great blue heron standing in a field. Intrigued, as there was no water, I waited, and suddenly it grabbed this rat! no, that was not a small mouse, that was a big thing, bigger than a chipmunk, and like in cartoon, I seriously saw it go down its throat. Just outside a state park in Illinois, a couple of years ago.

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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.


  • Birdfeeding comes with responsibilities to the birds and the environment we share with them. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, you shouldn’t feed the birds. We also have a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation.