A mother swan tries to free a cygnet frozen to the St. Croix River ice in Hudson in 2015, after the young bird was poisoned by lead fishing tackle. The bird was rescued by volunteers but later died. (Photo by Margaret Smith, Trumpeter Swan Society)




< 1 minute read


St. Croix 360 offers commenting to support productive discussion. We don’t allow name-calling, personal attacks, or misinformation. This discussion may be heavily moderated and we reserve the right to block nonconstructive comments. Please: Be kind, give others the benefit of the doubt, read the article closely, check your assumptions, and stay curious. Thank you!

“Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world.” – Bill Bullard