Things I have learned from Wikipedia 2

On Today’s Edition:

Cranes and Herons:  Similar looking birds but different species.  Cranes fly with a straight out neck while herons fly with their neck curved back (The Yellowstone National Park website also mentioned this fact). 

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My Grandfather owns something like 66 acres of land in Hyde Park Vermont through which flows a very pleasant brook and which is bordered by extensive woodlands.  Wildlife is not at all uncommon on the property and on visits there I have seen all sorts of animals including hawks, wild turkeys, foxes, coyotes, beavers, woodchucks, deer, moose, and once a black bear.  One of my favorite animals which are a pretty common sight down by the brook are the Great Blue Herons.  I’ve always been fascinated by birds in general but the huge herons are just wild and strange to look at.  They really remind me of dinosaurs or pterodactyls or something primitive like that.  I love getting to go out to my Grandfather’s place (which he actually worked as a cattle farm from the 70’s till the mid 80’s) because it is so secluded and in an area with a lot of nature.  When the snow is good it is a great place to go snowshoeing about.

~ by Nathaniel on January 14, 2008.

One Response to “Things I have learned from Wikipedia 2”

  1. Everyone seems to be missing home a bit this week. Must be something in the air.

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