Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Black Barred Camel-cart

I noticed this gorgeous Camel-cart crouched at the side of the road near the site of the future Ferguson Fields Farm Market in Courtenay, British Columbia.

A creature that prefers the quiet solitude of open fields, it seemed confused by the constant rushing traffic nearby on the Dyke Road. Another good argument for wildlife fencing along this stretch of the bypass.

Black Barred Camel-cart
near the Courtenay Estuary, BC.
This Black Barred Camel-cart must have been a recently arrived female as it was in fresh breeding colours. In the distance I could hear a male camel-cart thrashing through the new grass in an effort to entice it closer. I can only hope that it made its way from the danger of the nearby road to the safety of the fields.

Look for this delightful cart in any urban area bordered by farmland. Creatures of open spaces, their habitat is slowly being encroached upon by urban sprawl.


Patricia Lichen said...

I am new to this branch of natural history study, but it seems to me these carts would more accurately be described as feral rather than wild. Am I mistaken? I appreciate your clarification, and am requesting my readers at patriciaklichen.com to add to this rollout database as they are able.

--Patricia Lichen, www.patriciaklichen.com

Jane said...

I love your humor and if this mini-series persuades just one person not to leave shopping carts abandoned then you have achieved some good in the world!

Thank you so very much for your visit to my blog and for your enlightening comments as to how my red admiral friend got his broken wing.