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Betsy Steele | Elegy to the park

“Okay, I’m helping folks learn about birds, to focus in on their calls, songs, fleeting glimpses. This is lovely spring that (in the words of the James Russell Lowell poem “June”) ‘comes flooding back with a ripply cheer…,’ “ I thought as we entered the park from Bird Fest Central in mid-May. Swallows flew over, song sparrows sang, and a tiny elusive yellow warbler began its territorial “sweet sweet” singing just as cordless drills rang out, to be complemented by a leaf blower and then, a radio was turned on ...
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Betsy Steele | You dig? Earth disturbance = noxious weeds

Fields of salsify had taken over the meadows. Like seedy jellyfish, their globular mass of achenes, wisps of fiber, now clogged and floated on airy currents. Previously, a warp and weft of tall grasses — generations of growth and death — had matted the meadow ground, cushioning it against invading seeds, shading out any that dared to intrude.