Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Two Words

When I hit [send] on the email, I wasn't expecting a response.  However, the one I got was heart-warming.  Do you remember when I was invited to attend the Coverts Coordinator Seminars for four days in the woods hosted by Great Mountain Forest?  Well, when I was going through some of the pix on my laptop, I thought that perhaps the folks there would like to see just what I learned from them.

So, I wrote an email and enclosed about 8 pictures of things the Pres and I had accomplished in a year thanks to the "take aways" I brought home with me. 

Telling them about:

 the stonewall the Pres built giving additional hiding places for the small critters and the bluebird box we put among the lilies, phlox and vines we planted near the wall;

the trail we maintain into the woods for the turkeys and their poults in the Spring;

the patches of herbaceous growth we intentionally leave for the rabbits when they need cover from their natural predators;

the "bird sanctuary" we cleared at the edge of the woods giving the birds more cover from their natural enemies;

the invasive Japanese Barberry and Bittersweet that the Pres has sprayed, killing a large amount of it thus far;  

and about the intentional placing of tree stumps giving homes to many small critters and birds.

Learning all these things from the folks at Great Mountain Forest-Norfolk-Canaan-CT, it was I who did the "thanking."  And I wanted them to know I owed it all to grateful I was for their seminars, their handouts and their one on ones. It was that experience inspired me to come home and relay the information to the Pres and a few of my neighbors and others I've met.

Anyway, after a few days passed, I received an email.  They asked my permission if they could publish some of my photos and words.  How heart warming and wonderful is that?

And it was just because I said "thank you."

just seeing, saying and sharing...

Two Words

with you and those at

Natures Notes


NanaDiana said...

Congratulations! How exciting and wonderful to see that what you have done is note worthy. xo Diana

Ann said...


Blondie's Journal said...

YES! Sending a big congratulations and may I say I'm not surprised?!


Sandra said...

congratulatons and you did a great job from what you learned


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