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
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.
(photos by Bob
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.
Cleanup/Work Date at the park - Saturday May 10 from 9:00 to
Annual Meeting of FOCS -
Monday May 19, 6:30PM at East Shelter