The Darkness of Spring

Spring is a stressful time for me. I dread it. Eggs fall out of nests, fledglings fail to launch, underweight hedgehogs don’t wake up from hibernation, and worms surfacing in the spring rains after a long dark winter are promptly eaten.
Nature can be brutal. But there are also the unnecessary, human-made tragedies that our fellow animals are forced to endure.