Shady forest undergrowth & thickets:
I love to poke around in such
but worry that forest clear-cutting for pipelines makes its denizens vulnerable
like that fancy Canada Warbler with its necklace of short stripes,
its yellow chest, throat & belly, striking white spectacles
that I spotted flushing insects from foliage
while foraging on twigs & leaves.
Lovely, but threatened by forest fragmentation,
not enough shady.
NOTE FROM PATTY: This week demonstrators were arrested at Otis State Forest as the Kinder Morgan Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company started cutting trees for their gas project. This will be a four-mile swath through state forest. I don’t think that we can sit by and watch during this time of climate crisis. Halting pipeline construction is part of the whole climate and environmental justice movement.