About 100 years
Gardening by Osmosis
Last updated 4/27/2023 at 2:10pm
Margaret A. Swenson
March 30, 2023
The beautiful ponderosa pine forest at the edge of town by the marsh rang with song. High in the trees great blue herons nested, owls made homes in the branches and woodpeckers carved out places for their young. Blackbirds and bluebirds established residence as well as little birds who dwelled in the bushes under the trees.
Coveys of quail called out alarm when a threat was nearby.
Frogs held concert in shaded rock ponds.
Though silent, deer, cottontail rabbits, red fox and porcupine made trails to their homes in the forest. Butterflies, moths and winged...