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) 

April 24, 2014 - "It's wonderful to find the first wildflowers blossoming in the spring. The bloodroots, spring beauties and Dutchman's breeches are out a Cadiz Springs SRA! We've been hearing the spring peepers (frogs) singing in the evening, too. Some days there are hundreds of ducks on Beckman Lake--a rest stop on their northern migration. We've seen mergansers, scaups, teals, buffleheads, mudhens, northern shovelers and grebes, to name a few. Last week I saw a bald eagle catch a fish. I hope you can get out to enjoy the beauty of Cadiz Springs!" 
 
Friends member Diane Gavand  

 

Upcoming Dates:

2015 Snowshoe Walk - Winter on the Lake - Saturday February 21 noon to 3:00PM

- walk or snowshoe around the lake (snowshoes provided) - free of charge - enjoy hot apple cider, hot chocolate and snacks around the campfire.

2015 Cleanup/Work Date at the Park - Saturday May 2 from 9:00AM to noon

-we will be picking up sticks, brush and trash around the park - bring your rakes and gloves

2015 Open Park Day - Sunday June 7 from 11:00AM to 3:00PM

- Come enjoy FREE entry to the Park with no admission fee on this weekend.  The friends of Cadiz Springs will be selling lunch to attendees as a way to raise funds for Summer projects, as well as enhance your day at Cadiz Springs.  In addition to the food, there will be games for kids and parents that will help educate them about the Lake, it’s fish, and all the beauty around the Park.  Bring your family and fishing poles to spend a day at Cadiz Springs, and if Fishing isn’t your forte, bring the kids to the new Playground or the beach for some fun in the sand, or take a walk around the lake and hike some of the trails.

 

 
 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!