Nature

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Farm

I have come to call Yellow Bird an Art Farm. It used to be a beefalo farm [sic] and has been farmed for over 100 years. I still have ten goats (and 2.5 goat dogs) but they are not being ‘farmed’. If anything I am growing trees. But I do have a big garden…

Organic Garden

Wildlife Refuge

Yellow Bird serves not only as a sculpture park and natural work of art, but its 170 acres are also home to many non-human creatures both wild and domestic.

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Wild animals so far spotted: squirrel, bobcat, box turtle, snapping turtle, ground hog, mountain lion [sic], rat snake, water snake, frog, salamander, crayfish, rabbit, coyote, armadillo, deer, more deer. All welcome, though I do try to relocate the snappers.

Over 60 species of bird have been observed: wood duck, canada goose, wild turkey, great blue heron, green heron, black vulture, turkey vulture, cooper’s hawk, broad-winged hawk, red-tailed hawk, killdeer, spotted sandpiper, solitary sandpiper, rock pigeon, mourning dove, yellow-billed cuckoo, barred owl, common nighthawk, chimney swift, ruby-throated hummingbird, red-bellied woodpecker, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, pileated woodpecker, american kestrel, eastern wood-pewee, acadian flycatcher, eastern phoebe, great crested flycatcher, eastern kingbird, white-eyed vireo, yellow-throated vireo, red-eyed vireo, blue jay, american crow, barn swallow, carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, white-breasted nuthatch, carolina wren, blue-gray gnatcatcher, eastern bluebird, american robin, brown thrasher, european starling, ovenbird, black-and-white warbler, kentucky warbler, northern parula, magnolia warbler, chestnut-sided warbler, canada warbler, yellow-breasted chat, chipping sparrow, field sparrow, white-throated sparrow, eastern towhee, summer tanager, northern cardinal, indigo bunting, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, orchard oriole, american goldfinch [=yellow bird] and more.

 

There is wide diversity of flora and insect life too. For more information and visuals, please go to the various picture galleries listed below.

Geology

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Speleological Adventurers

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Animals

 

Dogs

Cats

Goats

Birds

Wild and Domestic Fauna

Other Animals

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Steely Dan Thoreau: the Alie

 

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