Though the shoreline is still brown, the beaver pond community is springing to life.
Wildflower seedlings have emerged from fallen leaves. Vibrant green mosses cover gallen trees.
More trees bear the marks of gnawing beavers.
Turtles have emerged from hibernation and are warming themselves on sunlit logs.
American Coots and other migrating birds are stopping here on their journeys north.
The visitors include tiny Hooded Mergansers; one male and one female.
A small flock of Blue-winged Teal touches down but doesn’t stay long.
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.