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Beacon Hill Park

January 6, 2011

It was a wet and stormy night so today was a good day to gather windfall lichen to use for dyeing. And Beacon Hill Park has a great diversity of mature trees and therefore many different lichens. But– it was an even better day for the ducks.

and the seagull

the peacock was very wet and bedraggled. He followed me everywhere. I’d already given all my food to the ducks. Do they mate for life?? Help.

poor little hummer was looking very sad. 

Beacon Hill Park is approximately 62 acres, close to the center of the city overlooking the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Well used and loved by residents. 

a promise of  Spring.

Lichens tomorrow!


2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 6, 2011 4:43 pm

    jean, my friend says he thinks not. they might pair up, with geese and loons the males help raise the babies, but not so much in ducks. (he’s an upland bird hunter, not a duck hunter, but is not an expert on ducks)


    • January 6, 2011 6:20 pm

      at one point there were at least 4 dozen ducks at my feet but it was the peacock that followed me everywhere. Once I looked at the screen on my camera and it was filled with the peacocks beak–looking for food?–he was all together too friendly.The park has a well established bald eagle’s nest and a blue heron colony.


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