Two days off again, and I took a leisurely stroll through the Dykeman Spring Nature Park on the way to the grocery store. As you can see from the photos below, Spring is advancing in the park. The north duck pond and adjoining wetland was full of Tree Swallows, but they were just too fast for my aging reflexes, so the only birds I managed to capture were the slower Red-winged Blackbirds and Mallards. The scenery is noticeably greening and blooming.
|A close-up of the forest floor along the Dykeman Walking Trail|
|Another shot of the forest floor along the trail|
|A male Red-winged Blackbird in a Sycamore in the wetland|
|A trio of male Mallards fleeing from me on the north duck pond|
|A noticeably greener view north from the top of the upland meadow|
|The upland meadow is greening up nicely|