I have spent many days this summer meditating here and taking pictures of the many birds who live here and find a very supportive environment in terms of habitat and and food. The 700+ acres of actual open field is an amazing place in terms of the variety of plants and weeds that make up the constant kaleidoscope of textures, flowers, and seed that provide support for the thousands of insects, birds, amphibians, and mammals who call it home. The insect population including dragonflies, grasshoppers, butterflies, spiders, beetles, ants, flies, leaf cutters , bees, wasps, ladybugs, and hundreds of others have been plentiful, and along with the huge variety of seed produced, the field has provided an abundant food supply.
The birds who live and nest either in the field or along its edges all feed on the seed and insect feast provided. This interaction of life and environment is always fascinating and offers a never ending opportunity to attempt to capture a glimpse of the beauty of this interaction in photos. The pictures below have been captured this summer in that world.