Michelle Menne Intro

October 06, 2010 Posted by: Michelle Menne

Hello everyone my name is Michelle and I'm one of six year-round gardeners at the Arch. I have the luxury of spending my work day outside watching the sun come up, listening to the birds chirp, and watching the different wildlife that visit the Arch grounds. We are home to many squirrels, birds, rabbits, and migratory fowl. A sanctuary for animals, if you will, in the middle of a city. Over the years I've seen an unexpected variety of animals here: A rooster, turkey, deer, and bald eagles. But the neatest, by far, was the fox that would hunt on the grounds right before the sun came up. He hunted/ lived here for a couple years and I would see him on my morning jog before work began. Many times we made eye contact before he darted off into the darkness. I was always startled to come up on him but just as impressed with his stealthiness and eery silence. I've always wondered what happened to him... I am glad that in the middle of a bustling city he found that little piece of nature he needed to survive.

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