I could go on about all the wonderful wildlife to be found there, such as the three Pileated Woodpeckers we watched hopping from tree to tree about 15 feet in front of us one day, but I'll let my not-so-wonderful photos speak instead. I didn't have my camera on the day of the woodpeckers, and I can't seem to find my pictures of the Great Blue Heron or various butterflies I've taken on other days, but here are a few acceptable shots from last year.
Love the curly tails on Mallards!
Just one area of this beautiful place - the stream leading from the back marshes
Gorgeous Canada Geese in the back marshes
Red-winged Blackbird in the reeds leading from the marshes to the main pond
Mommy Mallard with seven babies, oh my!
Getting some much-needed rest, I'm sure
Northern Green Frog - way too cute!
American Bull Frog posing
This may be the baby Painted Turtle we named William -
he couldn't have been bigger around than a silver dollar
Yes, this Snapping Turtle is as huge as he looks!
Common Whitetail Dragonfly, one of my favorites!
Can't even begin to identify this guy, but I love how he's looking at the camera!
If you're interested in seeing some pictures of the gardens at Hovey Pond, check out this local site I just found. Also, there are some really beautiful pictures at Flickr from visitors to the pond who know how to take a good photo. Hope you enjoyed my little tribute to the return of Spring in our area, and that you all have a great day!