It is National Bike Month and here is another reason why I choose to ride my bike rather than drive: wildlife. I find it odd that after spending 3 days camping out with Boy Scouts and 3 days in the outdoors at Wildwood with ~70 fifth-graders, I had to get back on my bike and ride to work to see some wildlife. Granted, over the six days with several hikes through the woods we did see the remains of a deer that had been taken down by something (probably coyote) along with a handful of turtles and squirrels — not much else to report. May have had something to do with hiking with a group of 10 kids who weren’t very stealthy…
This morning I came into fairly close contact with the following:
- White Tail Deer
- Wild Turkey
- Great Blue Heron
- Mourning Dove
…along with others that I didn’t keep track of.
Not bad. What do you see on the way to work that you wouldn’t see if you made the commute in your car?