After our Easter breakfast with our children and grandchildren, and a nice nap in the sun porch, my husband and I accompanied one of our sons to nearby Lebanon Hills Regional Park for a nice long hike. The weather was warm for Minnesota- about 60 and sunny- so it was perfect early Spring walking weather! The trees are just budding out here and plants are beginning to emerge from their long winter slumber.
We enjoy looking for wildlife- today we saw many birds, Canada Geese, and mallard ducks, muskrats, and a garter snake which slithered across my path! The woods and ponds were full of sounds- noisy woodpeckers and pheasants, crying muskrat babies, frogs, frogs, and more frogs, and birds galore. While there wasn't a lot of spring growth yet, there were so many interesting and beautiful sights- first leaves and buds, woodpecker holes, lichens and moss, and a huge tree gall which I found really interesting.
Even the visitor center is unusual, as its roof is totally covered with growing plants! I look forward to hiking here often to watch the changes as spring growth is in full force!
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