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Clockwise, from upper left: Bench in Demonstration Garden, field mouse niche, kestrel box, ibis pond.

There is a fullness now, within the stillness of Parade Grounds, Fishers Island.

Red-winged blackbirds on bended reeds: “oak-a lee”, the wry “caw” as Raven veers towards Hay Harbor—and the “hush” of field mice burrowed beneath the snow…

From the Field, Field Note, Justine Kibbe, Mar. 4, 2019