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Tag Archives: Saugatuck River
Doctors Nikki Gorman, Jenn Gruen and Robin Abramowicz have helped thousands of babies grow up healthy and strong.
But when it comes to swans, all they can do is watch.
Fortunately, they’ve got a great vantage point.
Village Pediatrics‘ office is on Riverside Avenue. Nearby — on the banks of the Saugatuck River — a swan built a large nest.
The doctors were fascinated. So were their patients. Many headed to the adjacent boardwalk, for a closer look.
The pediatricians set up a video cam, with a live feed. Kids and their parents monitored the progress of the eggs — and then the birth of a few cygnets.
On Tuesday, Jennifer Seymour, her husband and their sons ate dinner at Rive Bistro.
Suddenly, the swan family paddled by.
But the Semours’ excitement turned to sadness when they saw only one cygnet trailing the 2 adults swans. There were several more cygnets earlier that day.
Jennifer notes, “There are big lessons here on life, death, grieving and nature, to be tackled for patients and their parents.”
More dramatic photos from today’s storm:
Meanwhile, firefighters raced to Saugatuck Shores. They trudged through cold water, in high winds, to fight a smoky blaze on Canal Road.
Local builder Oliver Wilson rescued a dog from the house, before the fire department arrived. There was no one else inside.