Take a gander…

Mates for life; a pair of Canadian Geese. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Shaking it’s tail feathers while hunting for a meal. It’s all in a day’s work. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Canadian Geese live in communal groups, migrate in groups, and depend upon community. These Canadians summer in North America; they are prolific immigrants to the Chicago area. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Too often ignored…

Lichen on top of cliff’s edge. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

This Lichen lives atop a rock at Lover’s Leap in Starved Rock State Park. Though its tiny, its resilience merits appreciation.

Difference between fungi, lichen, moss and algae: https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/you-moss-be-joking-if-you-lichen-this-to-fungi

Value still…

Twisted, gnarled, bent, weathered. Layers of tissue separated and wrinkled show evidence of age. Once tall, rugged and solid this giant is still a valued shelter for wildlife.

Dead tree parts that are actively depended on by the living for safe shelter. copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Dead tree parts that are actively depended on by the living for safe shelter. copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg