Earth’s Treasure Chest
Wildlife Mural Mosaic

Kaldenhoven, Julie



Panel before
Artist Comments: Early one spring while walking through Hawrelak Park with my dad, I held my hand out to point across the lake when I was startled by a nip on my finger. Dad said “it’s a bird!” Indeed, I saw a little chickadee flutter off to a nearby tree branch. Offering my hand again, I was surprised when the tiny bundle flew up and perched on my finger, followed by a second bird and then another, all taking turns “chick-a-dee-dee”-ing and flying back and forth from hand to tree. I had wandered close to a feeding station, so no doubt the little feathered creatures had mistaken me for their usual meal ticket. It was a delightful experience and has never happened again.