|White-eyed Vireo, May, 2011, in a beaver pond in South Newfane|
|The former beaver pond after Hurricane Irene|
Daily visitors in early August included this groundhog ...
Evening visitors included this family of four skunks ...
Did they all get washed away in the flood?
No! The groundhog appears almost daily, looking bigger, fatter, and healthier.
One evening I saw two skunks (for certain) who were cleaning up fallen bird seed. There are not as many birds, so not as much fallen seed. The skunks have apparently moved elsewhere, or at least are not feeding quite as often in the yard. But they survived the flood.