I have come to call Yellow Bird an Art Farm. It used to be a beefalo farm [sic] and has been farmed for over 100 years. I still have ten goats (and 2.5 goat dogs) but they are not being ‘farmed’. If anything I am growing trees. But I do have a big garden…
Yellow Bird serves not only as a sculpture park and natural work of art, but its 170 acres are also home to many non-human creatures both wild and domestic.
Wild animals so far spotted: squirrel, bobcat, box turtle, snapping turtle, ground hog, mountain lion [sic], rat snake, water snake, frog, salamander, crayfish, rabbit, coyote, armadillo, deer, more deer. All welcome, though I do try to relocate the snappers.
Over 60 species of bird have been observed: wood duck, canada goose, wild turkey, great blue heron, green heron, black vulture, turkey vulture, cooper’s hawk, broad-winged hawk, red-tailed hawk, killdeer, spotted sandpiper, solitary sandpiper, rock pigeon, mourning dove, yellow-billed cuckoo, barred owl, common nighthawk, chimney swift, ruby-throated hummingbird, red-bellied woodpecker, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, pileated woodpecker, american kestrel, eastern wood-pewee, acadian flycatcher, eastern phoebe, great crested flycatcher, eastern kingbird, white-eyed vireo, yellow-throated vireo, red-eyed vireo, blue jay, american crow, barn swallow, carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, white-breasted nuthatch, carolina wren, blue-gray gnatcatcher, eastern bluebird, american robin, brown thrasher, european starling, ovenbird, black-and-white warbler, kentucky warbler, northern parula, magnolia warbler, chestnut-sided warbler, canada warbler, yellow-breasted chat, chipping sparrow, field sparrow, white-throated sparrow, eastern towhee, summer tanager, northern cardinal, indigo bunting, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, orchard oriole, american goldfinch [=yellow bird] and more.
There is wide diversity of flora and insect life too. For more information and visuals, please go to the various picture galleries listed below.
Wild and Domestic Fauna
Steely Dan Thoreau: the Alie