While not officially summer just yet it sure seems like it here. This hike was at mid-day and it was a hot one.
: We hiked a long the same river trail we used in the spring. It was neat to see all of the changes over such a short but active time span.
: There were many more wildflowers in bloom and the grasses were already going to seed.
: While the butterflies and the bees we saw in spring were elusive there was no shortage of locust and cicada, loudly pronouncing their presence before they were even seen.
: We saw cliff swallows going to and from nests made of river mud. We could hear the babies begging for food.
: A heron flew overhead to find a perch on the rocks overlooking the river. So majestic.
: We spotted what we thought could have been a beaver dam and possibly just a quick glimpse of the beaver swimming. It dove down so quickly it is hard to be sure.
: The lizards were not as active this time of day but we did spy a few in the shade.
It will be fun to return in the fall to see a new season along the river.
Do you have a favorite trail you like to see in all seasons? What do you like best about it?
The kids and I are off on a little road trip to Grandma's house.
I will still post a Make & Listen Along post on Thursday for those of you who would like to play along. I would love to have you join us!