this evening we went over to the fen as usual. it was WARM! so surreal to be this springlike. birds were everywhere. we did not see mr. Big Beaver, but we saw a young one swimming along. (sorry, not pictured.) we live for beavers! we could swear we heard frogs jumping into the water—never happens this time of year. hmm, could it be (gasp) climate change? all of nature is confused.