Each fall tundra swans fly more than 3000 miles from their home in the Arctic to spend the winter in the Northwest. Many of these beautiful swans spend the cold months at one of my favorite wildlife refuges, living among the other migratory and resident birds.
A few days ago, I watched this tundra swan and resident coot calmly pass each other in the wetlands on the refuge. No aggression, no conflict, no asserting of power, no battle over who belongs and who doesn’t.
Simply a peaceful co-existence, affirming that there is enough for all, and a place for everyone.
I'm grateful to the swan and the coot for the reminder of how our world could be…
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