Cooper Hawks). In fact during that day, we spotted one in the sky. What I loved most about this space as a child growing up was how close everything was to nature. We ice skated on the river, chased fireflys in summer, fished off the river banks, gardened near the woods, and watched all kinds of critters cross our paths.
The river flows along the dyke until it reaches the dam near one of the highways. This area has become a special place for salmon and crawfish as well as a sanctuary for birds to hang out.
|An old wood burner for brush and garbage.|
|The old Black Walnut tree|
|The thicket of woods in the marsh|
|In the dead winter, skating is possible, but as you can see there are still open pockets of water on the river.|
|While a breezy green in summer, this patch of woods looks quite lovely this time of year.|