Consider the Redstart
Hurricane Irma loosened the soil around the large oak tree back in September and compromised the root system. Time and wind and stress crowded the tree, causing it to topple the other day.
My morning walk began with a stroll through the back yard, and something flitting atop the limbs of the fallen tree caught my eye.
“An American Redstart,” said my biologist husband. “It’s a warbler.”
“Why have I never noticed one in the backyard?”
“Well, it darts around in the treetops, catching insects, rarely sitting still,” my hubby-with-all-the-answers said.
LOOK UP HIGH!
“The Redstart’s known to flash its tail feathers and spread its wings abruptly, in order to startle unsuspecting insects and snatch them right out of the air at times. You’ve probably just missed them because they’re so busy and stay tucked in amongst the leaves up high.”
What other beauties in God’s creation do I miss?