Northern Raven (Corvus corax) on cliffside nest; a common locale.
He said several species used the rookery: Blue Jay, American Crow, Northern Raven and even Broad-winged Hawk and other forest hawks. Clearly this kind of arrangement wouldn't happen in real-life. Upon learning the amazing history of this location I was struck with awe, nearing reverence. I took in the scene again, slowly scanning the nursery and its abundance of nests. I unsuccessfully attempted to take it all in; that ineffable something-much-bigger-than-myself feeling of the place.
Wanton environmental degradation - Yay!... NOT!
Just then a couple of younger folk roared up the trail on four-wheel ATVs. For the record, I'm not a fan. I flagged the first rider down, signaling for him to stop. I emphatically recounted the story Eric had just told me, and asked him to respect this place by giving it a wide berth. I also asked him to pass this information along to his friends and anyone else he knew who rode through there. To my surprise he listened to my rant, and agreed to do as asked.
The dream ended with Eric and I hiking back to the bike and riding south back to the Berkshires.