Signs of Spring at Cadiz!  
 

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 showing. 

 

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.

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(photos by Bob Ault)

 

 

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(photo by Diane Gavand) 

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 Springs!"
 
Friends member Diane Gavand 

 

Upcoming Dates:

 Cleanup/Work Date at the park - Saturday May 3 from 9:00 to noon

Annual Meeting of FOCS - Monday May 19, 6:30PM at East Shelter

 

 
 The Playground is complete!  

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The playground is now complete!  Thank you to the Friends Of Cadiz Springs members who have worked so hard to make it possible! We appreciate the matching grant from the DNR’s Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund, the Alliant Energy Community Grant and recent donations from Powers Auction Service, Orchid Monroe LLC, Precision Drive & Control, and Brennans.  Please come out and see the latest addition to the park!