A Walk in the Woods

An Early Spring Walk

A Walk in the Woods

Early spring at the Center is an exciting time. New migrants arrive daily, small mammals make their spring debut, and we can even experience a rogue snow shower. All three of these conditions were met on the afternoon of April 6, while on a spring nature walk in the woods. Plan your spring nature walk!

Chipmunk (Tamias stratus)

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) shining in the sun near the bird feeders.

Lake Michigan

A pair of Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) at Turtle Pond.

Two female Red-breasted Mergansers (Mergus serrator) in the snow on Mystery Lake.


White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)