I find joy jotting and remembering the arrival and departure dates of the very few individual ravens and shorebirds: black-crowned night herons under the ferry dock, green herons sneaking within the old stone “Tennis Racquet”, American oystercatchers on Big Stony.

These years, there is such a need on-Island to provide safe sanctuary and healthy habitat for dwindling wildlife. I tell the kids that the animals themselves begin to recognize an trust those that care about their Natural world—that “they too, expect to see you”.

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, Mar. 30, 2019