Park two of our two-park series was Siebenthaler Fen on Thursday, where the native flora were transitioning to the next phase of spring, and fauna were out in force.
We were happy to see many turtles (spotted and painted?) and frogs in the wetlands, now deeper thanks to beavers and rain, as well as many species of birds, and even a big fat raccoon crossing a bridge ahead of us (too fast to photo).
Note the famous iconic dead tree from many seasons’ photos past, still standing in the deeper water. Many wetland trees were flowering and dispersing seeds, and native flowers were proliferating more than usual, or getting ready to.