In response to today’s WP prompt, I thought this the perfect shot. A rare, surprise EF-1 tornado ripped through sections of our town in late February, leaving many forested areas suddenly exposed. Nature’s clear cutting, complete with mulch.
While shocking to witness, I see food opportunities for birds such as woodpeckers and future cavity-nesting nesting sites for many species. The tangle provides cover for small animals from larger predators. Young trees that previously competed for sunlight now have an opportunity to grow unhindered. Nature’s recovery is a miraculous process.
Further on, the tornado with winds of 80-110 mph, did cause property damage to several homes, but thankfully, no one was hurt.