Birds seen or heard on a walk around the park include: Yellow Warbler, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Warbling Vireo, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Wood Thrush, and Eastern Towhee.
sightings: Wood Ducks, Mallards with ducklings, Gadwall, pair of Blue-winged Teal,
Green-winged Teal, Canada Geese nesting, 17 Great Egrets, 3 Great Blue Herons,
immature Bald Eagle, Brown Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, Gray Catbirds, Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Warbling Vireos, Belted Kingfishers,
and Eastern Towhee.
First-of-the-year Blue-headed Vireo and Wood Thrush were seen on the North Boardwalk.
morning, an Osprey circled over the north end of the lake.
Painted turtles are sunning and snapping turtles are becoming active.
Spring flowers are blooming! Look for these wildflowers: Dutchman's Breeches, Trout Lily, and Virginia Bluebells. Maple trees and Spicebush buds are opening, too.
Green Darner dragonflies have returned. These insects are migratory.
Many species of ducks are still on the lake. Mallards, Wood Ducks and Canada Geese are nesting. A dozen or more Great Egrets can often be seen and the Green Herons have returned. Songbirds seen include: Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Brown Thrasher, Grey Catbird, Golden-crowned Kinglet, and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.