Friday, April 14, 2017

Spring Arrives in the Wetland

I woke up to the smell of manure on the fields wafting in my open windows for the second day in a row, and I knew Spring had finally settled in. After my walk up to the Peace Garden yesterday I figured the wetland area in the Dykeman Spring Nature Park had to be blooming, too. And the light was perfect, a light cloud cover that left it light but didn't glare, perfect to make the colors right. It was time to take a walk in there again.  

Stork's Bill flowers (yes that really is its name!), part of a large patch near the beginning of the Dykeman Walking Trail
A view across the wetland
The creek from the red bridge
A view of the north duck pond. The white-flowering tree on the right is an Apple
A Red-winged Blackbird singing in the cattails
Garlic Mustard growing in the wetland woods
© 2017 by A. Roy Hilbinger 

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