Both Saturday and Sunday I took morning walks at Lake Katherine. Here is a little of what I saw.
These pickerel rush blue pond flowers were planted this spring and are blooming in the shallows of the lake. I had some trouble getting a picture of them, but here is a small one with the green heron.
The green heron stretched out ready to catch a fish.
I actually noticed the green heron today when I was zooming in to try to find out what this bird was. I think it is the eastern kingbird.
Great blue heron.
It was one of those gorgeous mornings with incredible reflections. Can you see the line of ducks in the water? The beaver lodge is on the far left.
A close up of the ducks with the beaver lodge behind.
Here comes a beaver swimming with a tree branch to the beaver lodge nearby.
I am going to try inserting a little video of the beaver. Our camera battery ran out on Saturday morning.
There are all kinds of wild flowers blooming now.
Green darner dragonfly
All the water is gone from the ephemeral pond now and it is full of grasses and other plants. This would have been one place where dragonflies would have hatched, I think.
Elderberries are ripening making good bird food.
I spent a while trying to get a picture of this oriole in the tree top.
Male goldfinch eating thistle seeds.
Male goldfinch singing a morning song.
On the paved bike trail there are people on bikes and runners. The lake trail has a lot of dog walkers, fast walkers, and slow walkers with cameras, too.