The hummingbirds left first. And it won’t be long before the loons leave too, taking with them their happy, haunting music.
All summer we enjoyed their company on a lake in Northern Wisconsin. And now, these feathered friends and hundreds of other species are leaving on their long journey across the country to as far away as the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. I wonder where they will find food and rest? How many miles will they cover in a day? Do they press on through the night guided by starlight?
But mostly, I wonder, how many will return?