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.