Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Nature Notes: Early spring at Shelley Lake
For this week's nature notes, I thought I'd look for signs of spring at Shelley Lake.
The most obvious sign of spring is how the ducks and geese are pairing off into couples.
There aren't any flowers blooming around the lake or in the woods yet except for a few isolated trees with early blooms, but there are lots of couples.
I do enjoy seeing a few trees with the beginnings of flowers, mostly ones that get some sun as opposed to ones in the woods.
The high stepping geese amused me. The shot is a little blurry because they were walking straight at me.
I like the way there were sprays of a tree beginning to flower next to a tree that was still bare naked
The different stages of growth and changes side by side are my favorite part of spring and also of fall.
During the changing seasons there is often a little bit of everything.
I always try to document the early phases of spring and fall because those are the times of year where there is often a lot of contrast.
It's fun to watch the seasons at the lake because there are so many changes both with the water birds and the plant life.
The noise factor with the geese is extreme this time of year. That's the biggest change I noticed before I even got to the part of the path where I could see the lake. I could hear the geese and ducks chattering at each other.
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