Monday, March 7, 2016

Death and Life in the Urban-Wild Ecotone

Neighborhood crows use this stop sign as a safe place to eat, even during a blizzard.

I live in an ecotone, between town and prairie. There are unfortunate encounters of course—like the cottontail rabbit splayed across the pavement this morning, probably hit last night. But then I saw the crows, among my favorite neighbors. They cawed and danced and tore at the rabbit between passing cars, excited about the nutritious find, high in protein. Congratulations, crows!

A crow enjoys a rabbit leg.

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