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Porcupines are nearly untouchable

Photographer Ellen Kenny captures May's delightful flora and fauna along a floodplain forest trail in Concord, New Hampshire

We are migrants from Central America: Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala.   We’ve come by night, evading the searchlights, crossing borders without papers, heedless of the headlines regarding our fellow travelers, and the fierce political rhetoric in a language that we don’t understand.

It seems like this first half of April, now in the rearview mirror, has given us many mornings of sub-freezing temperatures and grey, brooding skies.  Despite the chill though, mornings on the floodplain have been ringing with birdsong  that grows daily in variety.  Walking the Conservation Cente

It’s an unmistakable sound.

One that elicits memories, sights and scents of events long ago. It recalls the joy of youth, the possibility of a spring evening. But it can also incite insomnia and the blind rage that accompanies it.

Passover on the Jewish Calendar, Holy week on the Christian Calendar, Muskrat Week on the Floodplain Calendar.

The redwing blackbirds were back on Saturday, or at least that’s when I first heard them. 

The last few weeks as we alternate between snow storms and hints of spring I’ve been keeping a close eye on the snow in my backyard.  The yard is tiny and I’m in Concord, right in town, so you wouldn’t think there’d be much to see.   But for animals that are comfortable in close proximity with pe