Spring is here! After a cold, snowy February, warm temps and the first signs of spring are finally returning to the park. The Cardinals and Blue Jays are the first to start singing, even as the snow was still falling here in Annadale. Now the Blackbirds are moving through the park in huge numbers. In April, the floodgates will open and spring migration will really take off! Throughout April and May, over one hundred species of migratory bird will make their annual trek through our
area, finding their way to their breeding grounds in northern New York and
Canada. The peak of migration occurs around mid-May and can be quite a
spectacle to witness first hand. Usually the best area to find birds around the park is along the Spring Pond loop and behind the nature center. We have enjoyed a
number of rare and beautiful birds at the park in spring including the elusive Yellow-throated and Prothonotary Warblers! We invite you to come out and
participate in one of our wonderful free programs, or enjoy the sounds of nature as you stroll through the woods. I look forward to seeing you out on the trail!
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