Marsh Migrations and a Family Nature Walk
Normally my posts are in chronological order for the day, but tonight I will be posting in reverse order.
This afternoon and early evening I assisted CrawDaddy Outdoors with our best attended “Marsh Migrations” to date. We had 60 or so paddlers on the water at Sweet Marsh. In fact, unfortunately a sizable number of folks were turned away. We had so many people on the water today. Following are pictures from the record-setting Marsh Migrations event. (Note: Included are images of paddlers traversing the top-secret passageway – a narrow cut between areas of Sweet Marsh. Most of the paddling was on open water.):
Kayak Paddlers at Marsh Migrations:
Just as Marsh Migrations was ending I noticed a Forster’s Tern perched on old stumps on Marten’s Lake. I paddled toward the bird to shoot a few photos. I was surprised how close the bird allowed me to get.
Forster’s Tern at Sweet Marsh:
After the paddling, the Boy Scout troop that joined us completed an unscheduled trash pickup at the parking lot of Sweet Marsh. Thank you very much fellows!
Boy Scouts Cleaning Up Trash at Sweet Marsh:
Earlier in the day our family (including Zach and Nikki and the kids) enjoyed a short nature walk at Sweet Marsh. Even though the time duration was brief, we had a good time.
Nature Walk at Sweet Marsh:
I did shoot a sandpiper photo while we were walking.
Sandpiper at Sweet Marsh:
Emerson enjoyed watching painted turtles sunning on a log.
Painted Turtle on Log:
At home I shot photos of our nanking cherry shrub.
Nanking Cherry Blossoms:
Red Admiral Butterfly on Nanking Cherry Blossom: