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Monday, 22 May 2017

Cavendish Grove

After several busy days at home we were ready for an excursion. We headed to Cavendish and by accident, turned into the Grove. It was a great discovery with over 12 kilometers of trails. We were pressed for time, and didn't explore too far that day but we will return.


Spring has taken hold on Prince Edward Island now and the Grove showed us its splendor. Sugar maple trees, which are not common on the island but are to this place, were in bloom. 


 


Some trees have their leaves, including the willows. They were resplendent in their new spring colour. 


 


Around the ponds, the old bulrushes stand their ground 


 


while nearby new plants are ready to take their place. 


 


The birds showed their spring behaviour as well. 


 


A pair of geese appear to be nesting on the banks of one of the ponds. 


 


A family who lives near the pond and visits there often told us a pair of geese comes back there every year. Goslings mature in and around the pond. We hope to see them this year.


A pair of red-winged blackbirds, male and female, darted around the old bulrushes on another pond. We were fortunate to see a female of that species;


 


the males are the showy ones who make their presence known all of the time. 


 


Bees were out in full force on the dandelions all over the Grove.


 


It was good to see so many of them. The Grove was a-buzz with spring.


30 comments:

  1. Spring! You must be feeling wonderful about now! We had red-winged blackbirds in Delaware. Andrea

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    1. Spring is wonderful and we are enjoying it, Andrea.

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  2. Good Morning, Marie. Such a beautiful place to explore. The sugar maple blooms are so pretty against the blue sky! Willow trees seem among the "greenest" in early spring! I hope you have a lovely week.

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    1. The willows are among my favourite, Mildred!

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  3. It looks like a pleasant place in good weather.

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  4. Looks to be a beautiful place even if its name does sound like a suburban street in England.

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    1. Grove is not a commonly used name here, John. I have seen it in England numerous times however.

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  5. Oh how I love spring, such a wonderful time of the year! Gorgeous series of images Marie, it always makes me smile when I think about the male birds being the 'showy' ones, doesn't seem fair does it 😀😀

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    1. Those showy male birds get all the attention, PDP. Lol.

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  6. Lots of nice photos Marie. The birds are showing up everywhere and you captured some wonderful images of them.

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  7. What a wonderful, wonderful excursion.
    Isn't the new leaf green on willows amazing?
    Thank you for taking us along.

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    1. The new leaf green is my favouite green, EC. Glorious!

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  8. i love those red winged black birds, they are gorgeous if flight!! happy spring!!!

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    1. I wish I could capture one in flight, Debbie. Just blurred shots so far.

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  9. I've always loved red-winged blackbirds.

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  10. I love learning more about PEI, and your pictures of springtime in full force just makes me smile and gives me a great start for my day. Thanks, Marie! :-)

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    1. You're welcome, Jan. Spring has stepped out, finally!

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  11. Delightful pictures of spring! Love it when the trees start to leaf out and the bees are in business, very exciting indeed! How wonderful that by accident you found this place :)

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  12. Our spring is almost gone. It is nice to revisit it with other bloggers, always.

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    1. Your spring is so early compared to ours, Tabor.

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  13. a wrong turn turns out to be delightful, lucky you. isn't is wonderful when that happens!!

    beautiful images!!!

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  14. Debbie, sometimes you have to trust where life takes you.

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  15. Good to know you have a beautiful spring with many creatures!

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    1. Finally looks like spring, Tomoko.

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