Wild City

Mary Jean Port writes at home, near Minnehaha Creek and Lake Harriet, and teaches at the Loft Literary Center.

May 28, 2014

My husband and I hit the warbler jackpot one evening in mid-May. On a walk around Lake Harriet we saw six in the space of about 10 minutes: Wilson’s, black and white, blackburnian, yellow, chestnut-sided, and the redstart. We don’t usually see so many different ones in the city. They were headed north to nest, but had been delayed by the blustery weather.

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