“I hope to leave [my children] good health, an education, and possibly even a competence. But what are they going to do with these things if there be no more deer in the hills . . . no more chattering of teal as darkness covers the marshes; no more whistling of swift wings when the morning star pales in the east? And when the dawn-wind stirs through the ancient cottonwoods, and the gray light steals down from the hills over the old river sliding softly past its wide brown sandbars–what if there be no more goose music?”
~ Aldo Leopold (American author, naturalist, conservationist; 1887-1948)
Good news! Geese still glide over Ginkgo in Central Pennsylvania garden; March, 2021.