At Ankenny Wildlife Refuge (cont’d)

6

But ducklings hatch

with eyes open,

feathers at the ready.

One day in the nest,

and away they go

–rapidly

skimming wetland waters, plucking

tiny morsels from wetland plants.

Midges and damselflies

swarm prairie skies,

beetles, fairy shrimp, water fleas,

and snails suffice.

One thought on “At Ankenny Wildlife Refuge (cont’d)

  1. Reblogged this on Campbells World and commented:
    I hope you all have been following Joan’s continuing poem.
    It is quite beautiful and very well written.
    I encourage you to click and enjoy.
    If you’ve not already done so please go and read the others in this collection.
    Please make sure to like and share her site.
    🙂

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