The sun tries to make a come back…

It is forecast to be nice and sunny this afternoon, but in the meantime it is still pretty grey, and there were only a few critters willing to sit, stand, or float for a picture this morning.

On the river, a couple of mallards and a blue heron were going about their business, as usual. Birds gotta eat, eh?

On the pond, I didn’t see any frogs or turtles this time, but one wood duck hen was still there, and she was even willing to come in for a closeup.

Finally, at least one butterfly is still in the park, a monarch looking nice and fresh, and it appeared to be trying to dry out and/or warm up in what little sun there was poking through the clouds. It sure wasn’t getting any nectar from that ratty old fruit tree leaf, right?

And that’s all there was. Pretty slim pickin’s, but at least we got a splash of color, and there’s hope for the future.

Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic, and now, apparently, Amateur Naturalist. In any case, my day job is teaching mechanics at UWM.

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