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Notes from Minnow Lake

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I live on Birch Lake. It's an incredibly beautiful body of water over 21 miles long and covering over 5000 acres. I haven't begun to tap the photo possibilities of it yet. But, there is another lake on the far side of my property, less than a five minute walk away that I haven't touched at all. I took a little recon walk late this afternoon and realize that I have to spend much more time exploring the gems this five acre pond has to offer.

On the way this fella gave me the raspberries:


Many types of tree cover including red maple just getting ready to leaf out:


At the lake itself were an incredible number or birds and animals. I took pix of herons, tree sparrows, mallards, a pileated and a couple I didn't identify, that didn't turn out well enough to post. I did get these:



There's a new beaver house about midway down the pond and I was able to get both an adult and a kit:



Lots of flora I don't see next to the big lake:



And on the way back this boy that slipped down off a log but stuck around long enough for me to grab a shot:


My goal is to get over to this photo paradise a lot more over the coming months. Hope to have many more Notes from Minnow Lake!

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