Enjoying Nature in Siouxland, Adams Homestead Nature Preserve, North Sioux City, SD

19 May

A Cooper’s Hawk around its nest at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Thursday, April 9, 2020 (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Spending time outdoors in Siouxland that is devoid of people has been a bit of a blessing in that I am seeing, or rather, paying more attention to nature around me when I am out. Not in a hurry to be anywhere, I sit and watch and have been pleasantly surprised.

A Cooper’s Hawk sits atop its nest at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Thursday, April 9, 2020 (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

I tend to go places early and generally during the week, avoiding crowds at nature preserves and parks for the most part, although sometimes it just doesn’t matter. When it’s all said and done, I hope people will appreciate what there is rather than what they no longer have or have missed. But knowing human nature, that’s unlikely. Animals use what they need and call it good. Humanity just isn’t built the same way.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

A Cooper’s Hawk around its nest at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Thursday, April 9, 2020 (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

2 Responses to “Enjoying Nature in Siouxland, Adams Homestead Nature Preserve, North Sioux City, SD”

  1. Allison P. May 19, 2020 at 3:58 pm #

    I hope that I will keep my love of nature and the outdoors that has been inspired by all of this. The peace and calm of the sun and animals has been therapeutic for me.

    • jerrymennenga May 19, 2020 at 7:17 pm #

      Allison, we all pick and choose to do or not to do. Maybe time to add to your schedule some nature time. Just a thought. Have a good one. Jerry

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