This is how Peterson Park looks now that all the old dead ash trees have been removed. Kind of stark, I know. Very different. Still, not absolutely hideous, as I'd feared, and new trees will be planted. For now the remaining cedar clumps add architectural interest, and the white birches along the edge are still beautiful. And the view -- of course, the view out over Lake Michigan is as stunning as ever.
My favorite songbird, the brown thrasher, was singing and flitting among the trees. Then I looked up.
The young eagle was an exciting surprise.
Visitors who don't explore north of the M-22 loop miss a lot. Here's some more of what I saw this morning out past the village of Northport, and these are just ordinary, humdrum sights.
|Along Peterson Park Road|
|High water by the bight|
Of course, you have to get off M-22 even to discover Northport, and who would want to miss our little village, so charming and peaceful and welcoming?
|Creek flowing to Grand Traverse Bay|
Come in on M-201 and stroll around Northport. It's the perfect time of year to get to know us.
wow and wow..ReplyDelete
For how different the park looks?Delete
That sounds like a stroll for theReplyDelete
bird watcher. I'm sure there are more
Brown Thrashers than Eagles, but the
merry songsters are difficult to see
(and I guess they like it that way, considering Eagles). My daughter in
Topeka has a Thrasher that stays every
summer and even then, it mostly stays
in the twisted honeysuckle bushes. I've
seen a lot of Eagles, but never tire of
the experience. It seems the park is trimmed of its flora, but still rich in
fauna. Lucky Northportians! (Er, Northportites?)