The park entrance on State Route 235.
Most of the snow is gone.
A family of skunks...
Need to be careful where you walk, there are many erupting out of the earth.
Sunrise over the lake.
Arrowleaf grows at the edge of the lake and in the streams that feed it
Monarch caterpillar eating milkweed.
Great Blue Lobela
Great Blue Heron
Just after sunrise.
Skunk Cabbage, the first bloom of the new season.
Looks like a pineapple in there.
Fish eye view of the docks and lake.
Come into my parlor...
The first bloom must mean SPRING.
The bloom in detail.
The boat dock with floating chunks of ice. "On the rocks"
The shelterhouse on the south side of the lake.
Ironweed is a late summer bloomer.
Jack-In-The-Pulpit seed pods. Actually.. this is Jill, Jack has no seeds.
Time to go, too close for comfort.
Great Blue Lobella
Jack in the Pulpit
The ice is melting.
This bloom generates enough warmth to melt the snow around it.
Many hillside springs in the park are great habitat for the Skunk Cabbage.
The end of a late February day that signals spring is almost here.
Arrowleaf grows at the edge of the lake and in the streams that feed it.
Teasel was brought to this continent for use in textile processing.
Northern Pearly-Eye on Joe-Pye weed.
Cattails gone to seed