A weekend for animals
. Out at the Salmon River Conceptual Art Project
we spot the heron and a beaver. I'm especially excited to see the beaver, since I'd thought they'd all gotten trapped out a couple of years ago, though I have concerns that the project, with the attendant construction and upheaval, may freighten them away again.
The project is, after all, contracted out by the Army Corps of Engineers, so while there may have been numerous studies on the hydromorphology of the riverbed
, I don't recall very much being done by Connecticut's Department of Environmental Protection
either to conduct local fauna census before the project began.
But wild animals aren't all we had a chance to view the weekend. At the
Ray of Light's annual fund-raising auction
[where I always spend too much money
] we first ran into this goat, one of many animals who live at the farm.
There are others, including Bullwinkle the mule, a zebra/donkey mixed breed, many horses and mules, llamas, chickens, guinea hens and more. Among the winnings we brought back was a whole basket of goods from the Chester Veterinary Clinic. The bid paid for the flea/tick drops alone.
But the real clincher came last night when I heard a clatter out behind the hosue only to check it out and see this skunk eating from a cat's dish we had not brought in after they had eaten earlier. We'll have to be more mindful of this in the future.
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