The utility poles [pic 1] are favored perches for red-tailed hawks [pic 2] as they scan the ground for their next meal. Standing dead trees called ‘snags’ serve this function in undeveloped areas. In this field you can also spot wild carrot [pic 3], a flowering plant with a root that can be eaten when young. Wild carrot has clusters of very small white flowers that form the top of the plant. It is also called Queen Anne’s lace or bird’s nest.