You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting --
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
-Mary Oliver -
Eastern Wood Peewee
Who am I?
I am a flycatcher. Like other flycatchers I will wait on a branch or power line watching for some little unsuspecting moth or other insect to fly by. When spotted I will fly off my branch grab some lunch and return to the same place, or nearby. I can be quite entertaining. I make a unique sound that is easy to identify saying "pee-a-wee, pee-a-wee". You can't miss it. I build a small, about 3 inches across, nest of woven grass or hair that is placed well above your headin the trees. I am territorial and will fight to keep other peewees away from my hunting area.
Where can you find me?
In the summer I live in forests on the est coast of the United States, especially in open areas where i can see insects flying around so you will most likely find me on the edge of the forest as opposed to the center. When it gets cold and the insects dissappear I head to south america.
What do I eat?
Bugs. Little things that fly.
What might eat me?
Cool reasons why I am the critter of the month!