The weather was mild so I went on a few walks this weekend.
We stopped briefly at the Saganashkee Slough to see if we could see any bald eagles and ending up watching this opossum for a while.
It looks like the opossum is looking at us.
The mute swans were swimming at Lake Katherine today near the fish sculpture where a little ice had thawed.
A crack in the lake ice. The weather was supposed to get above 50 degrees today.
In the ephemeral pond the logs were frozen solid.
I always love this little bridge over the pond.
Looking back from the other side I could see my shadow. Cypress leaves everywhere.
We took a drive down to Channahon yesterday looking for bald eagles. No luck. We first stopped at the Rock Run Rockery and I enjoyed seeing the gull reflections on the ice. Without a scope it was hard to identify all the birds. Then we headed over to the 4 Rivers Environmental center, which was a wonderful place, but we had run out of time, so did not spend much time there. I saw my first hairy woodpecker in the woods there.
Back at home the squirrels and blue jays occasionally have some crabapples. The woodpeckers come for the suet.
The serviceberry branches I brought inside in mid-January are just starting to open.