10/05/12 - 7:39am
Listen. Do you hear that? A deep, throaty croak pops through the air over the treetops, just out of sight. The children I am walking with stop and try to recognize the animal making these unique, reverberating sounds. We offer guesses, discuss what it could be (Is it flying? Sitting in a tree?), then scan the air for visual confirmation. A raven whips overhead, theatrically dipping and twisting in the wind before disappearing over the lake.