Though the shoreline is still brown, the beaver pond community is springing to life.

 

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Wildflower seedlings have emerged from fallen leaves.  Vibrant green mosses cover gallen trees.

 

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More trees bear the marks of gnawing beavers.

 

 

Turtles have emerged from hibernation and are warming themselves on sunlit logs.

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American Coots and other migrating birds are stopping here on their journeys north.

 

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The visitors include tiny Hooded Mergansers; one male and one female.

 

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A small flock of Blue-winged Teal touches down but doesn’t stay long.

 

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But, the Canada Geese seem to have more than a passing interest in the pond.

As Spring transforms the pond, I can hardly wait for the next visit to see what changes have occurred.

 

 

 

 

 

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