Mid-April - most
species of songbirds have returned, including robins, red-winged blackbirds,
purple martins and bluebirds; sandhill cranes can be heard in the wetlands;
Canada geese and some ducks may be seen on the lakes; and pussy willows are
Flocks of ducks and other
migratory waterfowl come and go. Mallards, buffleheads, teals, scaups,
ring-necked ducks, northern shovelers, coots, grebes, and herons are common.
Other species, including canvasbacks, redheads, swans, pelicans, and loons may
occasionally be seen as well.
(photos by Bob
April 24, 2014 -
"It's wonderful to find the first wildflowers blossoming in the spring. The
bloodroots, spring beauties and Dutchman's breeches are out a Cadiz Springs
SRA! We've been hearing the spring peepers (frogs) singing in the evening, too.
Some days there are hundreds of ducks on Beckman Lake--a rest stop on their
northern migration. We've seen mergansers, scaups, teals, buffleheads, mudhens,
northern shovelers and grebes, to name a few. Last week I saw a bald eagle
catch a fish. I hope you can get out to enjoy the beauty of Cadiz
Friends member Diane Gavand
Cleanup/Work Date at the park - Saturday May 3 from 9:00 to
Annual Meeting of FOCS -
Monday May 19, 6:30PM at East Shelter