Lifesize Decorative Carving
Size: 12″L X 10″W X 20″H
Western meadowlarks are common in the mountain valley where I live, and their songs are ubiquitous. They leave us only for the winter, and throughout the rest of the seasons we delight in their presence. As I’ve travelled in Louisiana and Texas, I’ve not always been sure whether I was seeing western or eastern meadowlarks, and understand they can only be identified by their song. Regardless of which species I’m seeing I enjoy having these birds around. This carving was commissioned by a native Montanan, who wanted to give his wife their state bird for her birthday. My first thought was that the prototypical meadowlark would be sitting on a roadside fencepost, singing.