Saturday, June 25, 2016

Centennial after the Tornado

Above: A young yellow-crowned night heron.

As I started on a bird-watching walk around Centennial Lake yesterday afternoon, it was clear that this park was very close to or in the path of Tuesday's small tornado. Broken trees were a common sight along the path, and a couple of larger trees had been snapped in two or uprooted. Park crews had done a lot of work since Tuesday to clear up debris and move it off the path.

Here are a few scenes from my walk, with the heron pictured above being the star of that afternoon's bird-watching. I found more scenes of nature on a steamy summer day rather than nature smashed by a tornado...