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Westport … Naturally

One of the newest additions to “06880”‘s daily Roundup is “Westport … Naturally.”

They’re shots of the living creatures — birds, animals, fish, trees, flowers — that surround us in town. Sometimes we’re too busy to really “see” them. Thankfully, enough readers take enough great photos that I can post one nearly every day.

I recently got a slew of interesting shots from Stephen Sander. They show nature in many forms — all from his back yard on Beachside Avenue.

They’re worth a feature story of their own. Captions are unnecessary. Just enjoy!

 

 

(Photos/Stephen Sander)

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Meanwhile, JC Martin sent some great nature photos too. “06880” is proud to add these to this photo story.

Birds Take Flight

You know those enormous birds that sprouted recently on lawns all across Westport?  The ones promoting Project Return’s annual Birdhouse Auction April 3 at the Inn of Longshore?

Non-disappearing birds on Myrtle Avenue

Non-disappearing birds on Myrtle Avenue

According to WestportNow.com, at least 14 of them have “disappeared.”  I’d use the word “stolen,” but that’s because I remember my own teenage years, when I helped more than a few street signs “disappear.”

These birdhouses are a much more alluring target than road signs.  Of course, they’re also harder to hide in a basement or closet.  Not that I’m telling parents all over town to look there immediately ;).

And, without clear proof, I certainly won’t accuse Westport’s young people of doing something I would have done.  Times are tough for everyone.   You never know what will show up on eBay these days, do you?