Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired,” zoologist, photographer, and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 56 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her column, published on the 7th and 21st of each month, features anecdotes about birding in Merida, Yucatan and beyond.
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Turquoise-browed Motmot, Eumomota superciliosa, momoto ceja azul (Spanish), tooj, Toh (Mayan)
Of Yucatan seasons
Verdant from rain
Green-mixed russet from dry
Amber of sunsets
Turquoise of Caribbean
Deep scarlet of Flor de Mayo
Maya blue of cenotes
Blackness of starless night
Sam Ervin’s eyebrows
Amy Winehouse-lined eyes
Electric blue-lined goatee
Tennis racket-tipped tail
Utility line enhancer
Concrete wall lounger
Fence wire sitter
Dead tree topper
Completes artist’s brush
In morning fog
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