Signs of Spring at Cadiz!  
 

Mid-April - most species of songbirds have returned, including robins, red-winged blackbirds, purple martins and bluebirds; sandhill cranes can be heard in the wetlands; Canada geese and some ducks may be seen on the lakes; and pussy willows are showing. 

 

Flocks of ducks and other migratory waterfowl come and go. Mallards, buffleheads, teals, scaups, ring-necked ducks, northern shovelers, coots, grebes, and herons are common. Other species, including canvasbacks, redheads, swans, pelicans, and loons may occasionally be seen as well.

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(photos by Bob Ault)

 

 

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(photo by Diane Gavand) 

Ospreys have been sighted as early as April 10.  Bald eagles can be seen occasionally all year long. 

 

Early wild flowers such as bloodroots and Dutchman’s breeches usually bloom around mid-April, but are sometimes seen earlier.  They are followed by trillium, spring beauties, marsh marigolds, jack-in-the pulpits, and a succession of other beautiful flowers throughout the spring, summer and fall.

 

Upcoming Dates:

 Cleanup/Work Date at the park - Saturday May 10 from 9:00 to noon

Annual Meeting of FOCS - Monday May 19, 6:30PM at East Shelter

 

 
 The Playground is complete!  

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The playground is now complete!  Thank you to the Friends Of Cadiz Springs members who have worked so hard to make it possible! We appreciate the matching grant from the DNR’s Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund, the Alliant Energy Community Grant and recent donations from Powers Auction Service, Orchid Monroe LLC, Precision Drive & Control, and Brennans.  Please come out and see the latest addition to the park!