Once inside the visitor's center, we had fun watching this great blue heron land. I've never been so close to one. The landing was quite something.
Of course we wanted to take a hike around Sapsucker Woods. We had several choices and they ultimately chose the one they took with my parents last fall.
Check out the tadpole. He's a giant! We enjoyed hearing the bullfrogs as we walked around the pond. J4 is particularly taken with them and we've been reading a lot in our Audubon Society field guide on amphibians.
The older kids were having fun reading the map to determine which way to go at every fork in the trail.
Red-winged blackbird...the sounds of spring and summer. This one was not happy with us. His nest must be nearby.
If you are ever nearby, you need to stop in and see the Lab of O. Chances are if your family is into birds at all you have come across something from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. They are right up there with the Audubon Society in terms of birding resources. The kids want to go again soon and take another hike. I'm looking forward to it!