Island of Biodiversity (oil on canvas, 5 x 7 in.) Sold
There are fields of red soil here indeed, growing corn and
alfalfa and other crops, with orchards and grazing cattle, but the drains and ditches are more often forested here on the red shale hill, the woodlots are larger, and with them are springs and vernal pools and little wetlands. This area used to be called "Spring Hill" and I'm not sure what it might be that has inspired folks to retain enough of the old forests, the wooded corridors, and little wetlands that all together make for that balance called biodiversity.