Spring at Stow Lake comes with cute. No sooner had we started our walk than we encountered a Canada Goose mom with a couple of goslings first trying to hide under her, then climb on top. One succeeded, and promptly fell asleep.
There were a lot of goslings. As we continued our walk to the sunnier side of the lake, we saw three other goose families, with goslings of different ages. These were larger than the first ones. The parents looked at us searchingly, but generally trusted we’d be careful of their kids.
I only saw one batch of ducklings, hiding under some overhanging vegetation.
Mom and Dad were dabbling nearby, and when the trio tried to move out of their nursery, Dad chased them back in.
The great blue herons were also nesting, but those pictures were hard to get with on a phone.
If you couldn’t find them, here they are!