Windmill #2

Windmill #2 | Waterville , WA | December 2019

Run-down windmills attract a variety of wildlife. Ravens, in particular, use them as easy roosts. Hawks perch high to spy rabbit snacks. Marmots dig dens under concrete slabs. Insects and rodents nest in adjacent utility sheds. Windmill buffs bemoan the loss of these dryland devices. But they were built to survive the harshest conditions, and they do. A half-collapsed homestead is often flanked by a windmill standing strong as home to dozens of critters. A good example of Plateau repurposing.

[See yesterday’s windmill here.]