by Barbara Walvoord
First published in the Lathrop Lamp Post Nov. 24 – Dec. 1, 2017
At Thanksgiving feasts, family members sometimes take turns saying what they’re thankful for. So I asked our Lathrop family of creatures:
A chickadee: Thanks for putting in native plants near the Inn and in some cottage gardens. I need about 6,000 insects, mostly caterpillars, to raise my brood next spring. I expect you’ve read the scientific findings that I know from experience: the native plants in your gardens will provide many more caterpillars than the old alien plants did.
A hawk: Thanks for not mowing our Lathrop meadows until late autumn. When you used to mow in mid-summer, you destroyed the cover for mice, voles, and other creatures that I needed to build up Continue reading Giving Thanks at Lathrop