Huron Fringe Birding Festival – May 23 to June 1, 2008

This very popular event will be held from May 23 to June 1, 2008 with headquarters at MacGregor Point Provincial Park. If you require more information, contact the Friends of MacGregor Park at any of the following: Tel: (519) 389-6231, (519) 389-6232; Email:; Website: 


by Minerva Cook




A ruffed grouse chick

wanders onto the road

mesmerized by light and space

its tiny feet running.

It disregards

maternal clucks

when nest mates

scurry under cover.

Carefully I reach

and cradle the tiny

being of fluffy down

place it close to family

pray for its survival

into parenthood.

I walk away

richly blessed

with the touch




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