I was surprised to come across a Sedge Wren today as I was walking the prairie to check on the Oaks we’ve planted. Finding Sedge Wrens is hit-and-miss here. Unlike any other bird I know of they are most abundant in August.
I was happy to see that most of the couple hundred Bur Oaks and Swamp White Oaks are in very good shape. A few of them are taller than I am. Over the next 50-100 years they should begin to become majestic trees.