Mill Pond life

As You See It

To the Editor,

Living on the banks of the Mill Pond, we have watched the seasons come and go for 23 years. You can really see the seasons change by watching the wildlife.

Spring brings an incredible variety of birds and we catalog their arrival dates.

Late March we see Loons, Mallards, Northern Shoveler, Green Winged Teal, Wood Ducks, Red Head, Ring Neck, Lesser Scaup, Golden Eye, Bufflehead, Common and Hooded Mergansers.

In April we have seen White Pelicans, Eagle and Osprey.

We enjoy watching the Blue Heron, Kingfisher, Geese and Wood Ducks that call the Mill Pond home for the summer.

The six wood duck houses on the island, made by our grand- kids, produced almost forty young this year.

How can we even have discussions about removing the dam and destroying this great resource that all this wildlife depends on?

We ask the people of Plymouth to speak up; don’t just sit quietly while the Mill Pond’s life is debated. The Mill Pond has served Plymouth well for over 150 years; let’s start a discussion on how to keep, and improve it, for generations to come.

Jim & Mary Ann Hellwig

Fairview Drive, Plymouth


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