Tuesday, April 14, 2009
An opening in the schedule coincided with a window of sunshine so we indulged in a walk through the Maplewood mudflats. Try this link for another point of view and more information.
Our purpose was to check out the spring scene, see the birds and walk in one of our favorite locations here on the North Shore.
We saw lots of birds but they were all moving too fast for our camera. The turtle was lazily sunning himself and was a pretty easy target.
And we tried to get a photo of the bald eagles sitting on the osprey nest sites but too far away even with the zoom. But we saw lots of new plant life and it was much more cooperative.
The field horsetails were growing
The salmonberries were blooming
A tamarack, or larch, was busy putting out new leaves
And one of the bench supports sported a dandelion - they do grow anywhere! - as well as a shepherd's purse growing out of it.
We'll be back.