Sure Signs of Spring (No foolin’!)

Today’s sunny disposition offered sufficient reason to take a walk along the Community Connector Trail in the Towns of Halfmoon and Clifton Park.  I walked the eastern half of the trail, beginning from the base of the Twin Bridges of the Northway.

I found my first bloom of the year!

I also found a few blooms of Red Maple, but none were close enough to take a good photo.  This is the best I could muster (apologies to all) –

Other sure signs of spring included hearing a few Spring Peepers, a couple of Wood Frogs and a Belted Kingfisher.  And, I also saw an Osprey and a pair of Wood Ducks.

If you need any assurance that spring has arrived, you owe it to yourself to escape outdoors for a walk this week whenever you find the opportunity to do so.  The signs are there – just be sure to stop, look and listen.  Enjoy!

Happy Easter to all!

Happy trails!