Birds beckon to me in winter. I yearn to hear the geese honking as they sail overhead. I want to see the cranes dancing in the cornfield stubble. I must travel straight roads to reach them.
I decided to do a neighborhood survey to record every bird, bug and beastie that I saw in my neighborhood. Naturally I started with the resident raccoon and recorded 22 separate species. Each time I see a new one, I write it down. I don’t know the names of all of them.