I have so enjoyed Spring in Flyover Country! Not just the extraordinary photography that we have come to expect from Albatrossity, but also the stories. So many delightful stories! I have loved reading them and learning about these gorgeous birds. We’re not at the end of Spring in Flyover Country just yet, but I can see from Abatrossity’s descriptions that we’re heading toward the end of this particular road. There will be one more Spring in Flyover Country after today, and then it will be a long wait until next spring! ~WaterGirl
Winding down now, just one migrant in this batch, and lots of summer-resident birds. Some of them are pretty fine, however!
Here’s a shot of the fence-posts in a pasture south of town. One may wonder why the fence-posts seem to have been implanted in limestone boulders. But the reason lies, once again, in a fact that explains why our local native prairies are still intact rather than planted to row crops. The soil on this hilltop is too thin to allow a post-hole to be dug; the limestone bedrock is probably 2-4 inches below the surface And 2-4 inches is not deep enough to anchor a post that your cattle will be pushing against. So the ingenious solution was to drag some of the ubiquitous limestone boulders to the top of the hill, space them out, drill holes in them, and plant the fence-posts in the holes. Even in the most robust Kansas tornado, these posts aren’t going anywhere.