April/May Mitchell

“Wilderness areas are first of all a series of sanctuaries”

During my final observation of Blunn Creek, I noticed a great deal of changes. Although we are well into spring, the weather was feeling rather summery. It has been fascinating watching the weather go from frigid to extremely warm and humid. Animals such as squirrels and chickadees were out in full force. During the winter months, I was disappointed to see that there were so few animals. It was very exciting to see the new growth present. For January and February, many of the tree were bare and the sky was often overcast. Now that it is April, the sky is a superior shade of blue and the trees are a shade of vivid green. I enjoyed simple listening the the Linus buzz of the insects and animals making their mating calls. Before, the creek was a place I could think. It was almost eerily quiet; now, it was extremely loud. The sound of spring was enveloping.

“It is part of wisdom never to revisit a wilderness, for the more golden the lily, the more certain that someone has gilded it.”

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