Created By: Tammy Rea
Black-Throated Green Warbler
Basswood, textured with stoning and burning techniques,
finished in acrylic paint: 17” x 12” x 40” NFS
Greg Gillespie is a “Master Carver” and a fine art wood artist who lives in Haliburton Village. He retired from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources after a 30-year career. His love of canoe tripping and other recreational pursuits in the natural environment have taken him throughout Algonquin Park and Georgian Bay. This spring he marvelled at a newborn fawn he discovered on his property. He and his wife share a passion for the environment and Canada’s natural resources, yet take the time to smile about the theft of a frozen hummingbird Greg was using as a model. They hoped the mouse that swiped it had a happy Thanksgiving dinner.
About the Work
This carving of a male Black-throated Green Warbler represents the beautiful and diverse natural environment of Dysart et al. It is one of the most common warblers found in this part of Ontario. Its black bib and bright yellow face are unique amongst eastern songbirds. We are fortunate to live in a municipality where an abundance of lakes and streams, and a mosaic of diverse terrestrial habitats make our lives richer every day. The carving is from the private collection of John and Catherine Minkowskyj.
The Black-Throated Green Warbler can be viewed at the Dysart et al branch of the Haliburton County Public Library. For more information about the library visit www.haliburtonlibrary.ca
This point of interest is part of the tour: DysART Trail